Chaser to Chaunter
1. One who or that which chases; a pursuer; a driver; a hunter.
2. (Naut.) Same as Chase gun, esp. in terms bow chaser and stern chaser. See under Bow, Stern.
1. One who chases or engraves. See 5th Chase, and Enchase.
2. (Mech.) A tool with several points, used for cutting or finishing screw threads, either external or
internal, on work revolving in a lathe.
(Chas"i*ble) n. See Chasuble.
(Chas"ing) n. The art of ornamenting metal by means of chasing tools; also, a piece of ornamental
work produced in this way.
(Chasm) n. [L. chasma, Gr. fr. to grape, to open wide. See Chaos.]
1. A deep opening made by disruption, as a breach in the earth or a rock; a yawning abyss; a cleft; a
That deep, romantic chasm which slanted down the green hill.
2. A void space; a gap or break, as in ranks of men.
Memory . . . fills up the chasms of thought.
(Chasmed) a. Having gaps or a chasm. [R.]
(Chas"my) a. Of or pertaining to a chasm; abounding in chasms. Carlyle.
They cross the chasmy torrent's foam-lit bed.
(Chas`se") n. [F., fr. chassé, p. p. of chasser to chase.] A movement in dancing, as across
or to the right or left.
(Chas`se"), v. i. (Dancing) To make the movement called chassé; as, all chassé; chassé to the
right or left.
(Chas"se*las) n. [F., from the village of Chasselas.] A white grape, esteemed for the table.
(||Chasse`pot") n. [From the French inventor, A. A. Chassepot.] (Mil.) A kind of breechloading,
center-fire rifle, or improved needle gun.
(Chas`seur") n. [F., a huntsman. See Chase to pursue.]
1. (Mil.) One of a body of light troops, cavalry or infantry, trained for rapid movements.
2. An attendant upon persons of rank or wealth, wearing a plume and sword.
The great chasseur who had announced her arrival.
(Chas"sis) n. [F. châssis.] (Mil.) A traversing base frame, or movable railway, along which the
carriage of a barbette or casemate gun moves backward and forward. [See Gun carriage.]