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A wooden block on which food or wood is chopped.
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a block of wood on which meat, vegetables, and the like are trimmed, chopped, etc.
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A block of wood, usually just a short section of a log, used to lay small logs or poles across as they were being chopped into firewood. The chopping block provided support and kept the timber from flexing as it was hit by the ax. The block also kept the ax from hitting the ground and being dulled.
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|Noun||1.||chopping block - a steady wooden block on which food can be cut or diced or wood can be split|
block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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