Checkrein to Chemise
1. A short rein looped over the check hook to prevent a horse from lowering his head; called also a
2. A branch rein connecting the driving rein of one horse of a span or pair with the bit of the other horse.
(Check"roll`) n. A list of servants in a household; called also chequer roll.
(Check"string`) n. A cord by which a person in a carriage or horse car may signal to the
(Check"work) n. Anything made so as to form alternate squares like those of a checkerboard.
(Check"y) a. (Her.) Divided into small alternating squares of two tinctures; said of the field
or of an armorial bearing. [Written also checquy, chequy.]
(Ched"dar) a. Of or pertaining to, or made at, Cheddar, in England; as, Cheddar cheese.
(Cheek) n. [OE. cheke, cheoke, AS. ceàce, ceòce; cf. Goth. kukjan to kiss, D. kaak cheek; perh.
akin to E. chew, jaw.]
1. The side of the face below the eye.
2. The cheek bone. [Obs.] Caucer.
3. pl. (Mech.) Those pieces of a machine, or of any timber, or stone work, which form corresponding
sides, or which are similar and in pair; as, the cheeks (jaws) of a vise; the cheeks of a gun carriage, etc.
4. pl. The branches of a bridle bit. Knight.
5. (Founding) A section of a flask, so made that it can be moved laterally, to permit the removal of the
pattern from the mold; the middle part of a flask.
6. Cool confidence; assurance; impudence. [Slang]
Cheek of beef. See Illust. of Beef. Cheek bone (Anat.) the bone of the side of the face; esp.,
the malar bone. Cheek by jowl, side by side; very intimate. Cheek pouch (Zoöl.), a sacklike
dilation of the cheeks of certain monkeys and rodents, used for holding food. Cheeks of a block,
the two sides of the shell of a tackle block. Cheeks of a mast, the projection on each side of a
mast, upon which the trestletrees rest. Cheek tooth (Anat.), a hinder or molar tooth. Butment
cheek. See under Butment.
(Cheek) v. t. To be impudent or saucy to. [Slang.]
(Cheeked) a. Having a cheek; used in composition. "Rose- cheeked Adonis." Shak.
(Cheek"y), a Brazen-faced; impudent; bold. [Slang.]
(Cheep) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cheeped ] [Cf. Chirp]. To chirp, as a young bird.
(Cheep), v. t. To give expression to in a chirping tone.
Cheep and twitter twenty million loves.
(Cheep), n. A chirp, peep, or squeak, as of a young bird or mouse.