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Pronunciation : Chuck
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Imitative of the sound.]
Definition : 1. To make a noise resembling that of a hen when she calls her chickens; to cluck.

2. To chuckle; to laugh. [R.] Marston.

i. [imp. & p. p. Chucked; p. pr. & vb. n. Chucking.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Chuck
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To call, as a hen her chickens. Dryden.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Chuck
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. The chuck or call of a hen.

2. A sudden, small noise.

3. A word of endearment; -- corrupted from chick. "Pray, chuck, come hither." Shak.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Chuck
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [F. choquer to strike. Cf. Shock, v. t.]
Definition : 1. To strike gently; to give a gentle blow to. Chucked the barmaid under the chin. W. Irving.

2. To toss or throw smartly out of the hand; to pitch. [Colloq.] "Mahomet Ali will just be chucked into the Nile." Lord Palmerson.

3. (Mech.)

Defn: 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.

t. [imp. & p. p. Chucked; p. pr. & vb. n. Chucking.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Chuck
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. A slight blow or pat under the chin.

2. A short throw; a toss.

3. (Mach.)

Defn: 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 silder and an eccentric circle, which, as the work turns round, give it a sliding motion across the center which generates an ellipse. Knight.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Chuck
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. A small pebble; -- called also chuckstone and chuckiestone. [Scot.]

2. pl.

Defn: A game played with chucks, in which one or more are tossed up and caught; jackstones. [Scot.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Chuck
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: 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.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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