Chip

Definition of Chip

Pronunciation: chĭp
v. t.1.To cut small pieces from; to diminish or reduce to shape, by cutting away a little at a time; to hew.
[imp. & p. p. Chipped (chĭpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Chipping.]
2.To break or crack, or crack off a portion of, as of an eggshell in hatching, or a piece of crockery.
3.To bet, as with chips in the game of poker.
To chip in
to contribute, as to a fund; to share in the risks or expenses of.
v. i.1.To break or fly off in small pieces.
n.1.A piece of wood, stone, or other substance, separated by an ax, chisel, or cutting instrument.
2.A fragment or piece broken off; a small piece.
3.Wood or Cuban palm leaf split into slips, or straw plaited in a special manner, for making hats or bonnets.
4.Anything dried up, withered, or without flavor; - used contemptuously.
5.One of the counters used in poker and other games.
6.(Naut.) The triangular piece of wood attached to the log line.
Buffalo chips
See under Buffalo.
Chip ax
a small ax for chipping timber into shape.
Chip bonnet
a bonnet or a hat made of Chip. See Chip, n., 3.
A chip off the old block
a child who resembles either of his parents.
Potato chips
thin slices of raw potato fried crisp.
- Milton.

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