Chuck v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chucked p. pr. & vb. n. Chucking.]
1. To make a noise resembling that of a hen when she calls her chickens; to cluck.
2. To chuckle; to laugh. [R.]
Chuck, v. t. To call, as a hen her chickens.
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.”
Chuck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chucked p. pr. & vb. n. Chucking.]
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.”
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.
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.
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.]
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.]
n 1: informal terms for a meal [syn: chow, eats, grub]
2: the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and
including the shoulder blade
3: a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a
workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
v 1: throw carelessly; "chuck the ball" [syn: toss]
2: throw away; "Chuck these old notes" [syn: ditch]
3: pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the
chin [syn: pat]
4: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After
drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged
continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave
him last night" [syn: vomit, vomit up, purge, cast,
sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch,
puke, barf, spew, spue, upchuck, honk, regurgitate,
throw up] [ant: keep down]