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Chip ax

Chip \Chip\, 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, Chip hat, 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. [Colloq.]

    Potato chips, Saratoga chips, thin slices of raw potato fried crisp.