Chuck

Definition of Chuck

Pronunciation: chŭk
v. i.1.To make a noise resembling that of a hen when she calls her chickens; to cluck.
[imp. & p. p. Chucked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chucking.]
2.To chuckle; to laugh.
v. t.1.To call, as a hen her chickens.
n.1.The chuck or call of a hen.
2.A sudden, small noise.
3.A word of endearment; - corrupted from chick.
v. t.1.To strike gently; to give a gentle blow to.
[imp. & p. p. Chucked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chucking.]
Chucked the barmaid under the chin.
- W. Irving.
2.To toss or throw smartly out of the hand; to pitch.
3.(Mech.) To place in a chuck, or hold by means of a chuck, as in turning; to bore or turn (a hole) in a revolving piece held in a chuck.
n.1.A slight blow or pat under the chin.
2.A short throw; a toss.
3.(Mach.) A contrivance or machine fixed to the mandrel of a lathe, for holding a tool or the material to be operated upon.
Chuck farthing
a play in which a farthing is pitched into a hole; pitch farthing.
Chuck hole
a deep hole in a wagon rut.
Elliptic chuck
a chuck having a slider and an eccentric circle, which, as the work turns round, give it a sliding motion across the center which generates an ellipse.
- Knight.
1.A small pebble; - called also chuckstone and chuckiestone.
2.A game played with chucks, in which one or more are tossed up and caught; jackstones.
1.A piece of the backbone of an animal, from between the neck and the collar bone, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking; as, a chuck steak; a chuck roast.

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