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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He pulled the chocks out from under the airplane's wheels.
▪ He removes the chocks and starts the plane by hand.
▪ Planes can't take off without the rigger there to pull away the chocks.
▪ Some modern footgear and small sized chocks would have been better than acid drops on that day!
▪ The engine noise rose, the chocks were pulled.
▪ We are in a saloon-style house chock full of Wild West memorabilia.
▪ Would we leave a thing like that when any kiddy could knock the chocks out or set light to it?
▪ Yet you may have a list chock full of interesting points with only slight degrees of greater importance.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Chock \Chock\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chocked; p. pr. & vb. n. Chocking.] To stop or fasten, as with a wedge, or block; to scotch; as, to chock a wheel or cask.


Chock \Chock\, v. i. To fill up, as a cavity. ``The woodwork . . . exactly chocketh into joints.''


Chock \Chock\, n.

  1. A wedge, or block made to fit in any space which it is desired to fill, esp. something to steady a cask or other body, or prevent it from moving, by fitting into the space around or beneath it.

  2. (Naut.) A heavy casting of metal, usually fixed near the gunwale. It has two short horn-shaped arms curving inward, between which ropes or hawsers may pass for towing, mooring, etc.


Chock \Chock\, adv. (Naut.) Entirely; quite; as, chock home; chock aft.


Chock \Chock\, v. t. [F. choquer. Cf. Shock, v. t.] To encounter. [Obs.]


Chock \Chock\, n. An encounter. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1670s, "lumpy piece of wood," possibly from Old North French choque "a block" (Old French çoche "log," 12c.; Modern French souche "stump, stock, block"), from Gaulish *tsukka "a tree trunk, stump."


"tightly, close up against," 1799, back formation from chock-full.


Etymology 1 adv. (context nautical English) Entirely; quite. n. 1 Any wooden block used as a wedge or filler 2 (context nautical English) Any fitting or fixture used to restrict movement, especially movement of a line; traditionally was a fixture near a bulwark with two horns pointing towards each other, with a gap between where the line can be inserted. 3 Blocks made of either wood, plastic or metal, used to keep a parked aircraft in position. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To stop or fasten, as with a wedge, or block; to scotch. 2 (context intransitive English) To fill up, as a cavity. 3 (context nautical English) To insert a line in a chock. Etymology 2

n. (context obsolete English) An encounter. vb. (context obsolete English) To encounter. Etymology 3

vb. To make a dull sound.

  1. n. a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object [syn: wedge]

  2. adv. as completely as possible; "it was chock-a-block full" [syn: chock-a-block]

  1. v. secure with chocks

  2. support on chocks; "chock the boat"


Chock may refer to:

  • Chock (surname)
  • Chock (TV series), a Swedish horror television series

Devices for preventing movement:

  • Wheel chock
  • Chock (climbing), anchor
  • Chock, component of a sailing block
Chock (surname)

Chock is a surname.

Those bearing it include:

  • Naomi Takemoto-Chock (fl. 1980s), American psychologist
  • Madison Chock (born 1992), American dancer


Chock (TV series)

Chock is a Swedish horror television series that was broadcast in 1997. It was made in the style of horror shows like Tales from the Crypt.

Each episode was presented by the Swedish cult actor and horror host, Ernst-Hugo Järegård. Episodes were directed by Mikael Håfström, Daniel Bergman and Ulf Malmros.

Usage examples of "chock".

When he pulled the last chock of rubber free, he was drenched with sweat, and the flatcar still remained motionless.

Squadron was deserted, except for a slim figure that sat, rather uncomfortably, on an upturned chock, as a Sopwith Camel, considerably damaged, landed and taxied up to the hangars.

Mahoney, who had seated himself on a chock close by, as a large party of Oriental coolies arrived and began unloading and spreading what appeared to be the brickwork of a house that had got in the way of a big shell.

This gonne-chambre was wedged in firmly by a chock of elm wood beaten in with a mallet.

Fortunately, both chocks could be reached from his side, and he did not have to crawl under the car to loosen them.

He waved the chocks away after the engine had been run up and taxied slowly out into position to takeoff.

He waved away his chocks, and the three Camels roared into the still air.

He replaced the keg in its chocks with neat precision and waved Zarantha towards the stairs.

He also kept his command well caulked, and saw the chocks and skids secure when his boat was hoisted to the deck.

He noticed it had its rear channel chocked to prevent it from rolling backward.

Her teeth grazed him and he nearly chocked her trying to feel more of her.

Her hands flew up in the air, and Mitzi, released, came up chocking and spluttering.

This he did from the top-maul to the fid, fid-plate, bolster and chock.

Powder-barrels in magazines, where there are no racks, should be placed on their sides, with their marked ends towards the alleys, three tiers high, or four tiers, if necessary, with small skids on the floor and between the several tiers of barrels, using chocks at intervals on the lower skids to prevent the barrels from rolling.

Without responding, the technician slid down the side ladder and raced under the plane to remove the wheel chocks and missile covers, while Manesh slipped on his helmet and crawled inside the cockpit.