chuck


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chuck \Chuck\ (ch[u^]k), n.
   1. A small pebble; -- called also chuckstone and
      chuckiestone. [Scot.]
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   2. pl. A game played with chucks, in which one or more are
      tossed up and caught; jackstones. [Scot.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chuck \Chuck\ (ch[u^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chucked; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Chucking.] [Imitative of the sound.]
   1. To make a noise resembling that of a hen when she calls
      her chickens; to cluck.
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   2. To chuckle; to laugh. [R.] --Marston.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chuck \Chuck\, v. t.
   To call, as a hen her chickens. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chuck \Chuck\, n.
   1. The chuck or call of a hen.
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   2. A sudden, small noise.
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   3. A word of endearment; -- corrupted from chick. "Pray,
      chuck, come hither." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chuck \Chuck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chucked; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Chucking.] [F. choquer to strike. Cf. Shock, v. t.]
   1. To strike gently; to give a gentle blow to.
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            Chucked the barmaid under the chin.   --W. Irving.
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   2. To toss or throw smartly out of the hand; to pitch.
      [Colloq.] "Mahomet Ali will just be chucked into the
      Nile." --Lord Palmerson.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chuck \Chuck\, n.
   1. A slight blow or pat under the chin.
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   2. A short throw; a toss.
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   3. (Mach.) A contrivance or machine fixed to the mandrel of a
      lathe, for holding a tool or the material to be operated
      upon.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chuck \Chuck\, n.
   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. [Colloq.]
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