Chaser to Chaunter

(Chas"er) n.

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.

(Chas"er), n.

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 fissure.

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.
W. Irving.

(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.]

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