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Meaning of chuck by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Proper noun

    Chuck ( countable and uncountable; plural: Chucks )

    1. ( uncountable ) A diminutive of the male given name Charles .
    2. ( countable ) a Chuck Taylor shoe ( usually referred to in plural: form, Chucks ) .
    3. ( Canada, slang ) The city of Edmonton ( so named because of the large Ukrainian population; -chuk ( -чук ) is common suffix in Ukrainian surnames ) .

Explanation of chuck by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

    2. pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin

    3. throw carelessly

    4. chuck the ball
    5. throw away

    6. Chuck these old notes
    1. a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill

    2. informal terms for a meal

    3. the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade

    Definition of chuck by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Chuck ( chŭk ), 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.

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

    2. Chuck, v. t. To call, as a hen her chickens. Dryden.

    3. Chuck, n.
      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.

    4. 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.

      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. ) 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.

    5. 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.

    6. Chuck ( chŭk ), n.
      1. A small pebble; -- called also chuckstone and chuckiestone. [Scot.]

      2. pl. A game played with chucks, in which one or more are tossed up and caught; jackstones. [Scot.]

    7. 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.]