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1. A block or wedge placed under something else, such as a wheel, to keep it from moving.
2. Nautical A heavy fitting of metal or wood with two jaws curving inward, through which a rope or cable may be run.
tr.v. chocked, chock·ing, chocks
1. To fit with or secure by a chock: The plane's wheels were chocked and chained down.
2. Nautical To place (a boat) on blocks or wedges.
As close as possible: had to stand chock up against the railing.
[Possibly from Old North French choque, log, from Gaulish *tsukka, stump, of Germanic origin.]
1. a block or wedge of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical
a. a fairlead consisting of a ringlike device with an opening at the top through which a rope is placed
b. a cradle-like support for a boat, barrel, etc
3. (Mountaineering) mountaineering See nut10
4. (usually foll by up) Brit to cram full: chocked up with newspapers.
5. to fit with or secure by a chock
6. to support (a boat, barrel, etc) on chocks
as closely or tightly as possible: chock against the wall.
[C17: of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Old French çoche log; compare Provençal soca tree stump]
1. a wedge or block of wood, metal, or the like, for filling in a space, holding an object steady, etc.
2. a heavy metal fitting on a deck or wharf that serves as a fairlead for a cable or chain.v.t.
3. to furnish with or secure by a chock or chocks.
4. to place (a boat) upon chocks.adv.
5. as close or tight as possible: chock against the edge.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French choque, Old French çoche, of uncertain orig.]
Past participle: chocked
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|Noun||1.||chock - a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object|
block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
sprag - a chock or bar wedged under a wheel or between the spokes to prevent a vehicle from rolling down an incline
|Verb||1.||chock - secure with chocks|
|2.||chock - support on chocks; "chock the boat"|
|Adv.||1.||chock - as completely as possible; "it was chock-a-block full"|
chock[ˈtʃɒk] n (for boat, plane, vehicle) → cale fchock-a-block [ˌtʃɒkəˈblɒk] adj [place] → plein(e) à craquer, noir(e) de monde; [road] → bourré(e) de voitures
to be chock-a-block with sb/sth → être plein à craquer de qn/qchchock-full [ˌtʃɒkˈfʊl] adj (= bursting) [place] → plein(e) à craquer, noir(e) de monde; [thing] → plein(e) à ras bord
to be chock-full of sth → être plein(e) à craquer de qch