Chopboat to Chout
(Chop"boat`) n. [Chin. chop sort, quality.] A licensed lighter employed in the transportation
of goods to and from vessels. [China] S. W. Williams.
(Chop"church`) n. [See Chop to barter.] (Old Eng. Law) An exchanger or an exchange
of benefices. [Cant]
(Chop`fall`en) a. Having the lower chop or jaw depressed; hence, crestfallen; dejected; dispirited; downcast.
(Chop"house`) n. A house where chops, etc., are sold; an eating house.
The freedom of a chophouse.
(Chop"house`), n. [See Chop quality.] A customhouse where transit duties are levied.
[China] S. W. Williams.
(Chop"in) n. [F. chopine, fr. G. schoppen.] A liquid measure formerly used in France and
Great Britain, varying from half a pint to a wine quart.
(Chop"in), n. See Chopine.
(Cho*pine") n. [Cf. OF. chapin, escapin, Sp. chapin, Pg. chapim.] A clog, or patten, having
a very thick sole, or in some cases raised upon a stilt to a height of a foot or more. [Variously spelt
chioppine, chopin, etc.]
Your ladyship is nearer to heaven than when I saw you last, by the altitude of a chopine.
(Chop"-log`ic) n. One who bandies words or is very argumentative. [Jocular] Shak.
(Chop"ness) n. A kind of spade. [Eng.]
(Chop"per) n. One who, or that which, chops.
(Chop"ping) a. [Cf. Chubby.] Stout or plump; large. [Obs.] Fenton.
(Chop"ping), a. [See Chop to barter.] Shifting or changing suddenly, as the wind; also, having
tumbling waves dashing against each other; as, a chopping sea.
Chopping block, a solid block of wood on which butchers and others chop meat, etc. Chopping
knife, a knife for chopping or mincing meat, vegetables, etc.; usually with a handle at the back of the
blade instead of at the end.
(Chop"ping), n. Act of cutting by strokes.
(Chop"py) a. [Cf. Chappy.]
1. Full of cracks. "Choppy finger." Shak.
2. [Cf. Chop a change.] Rough, with short, tumultuous waves; as, a choppy sea.
(Chops) n. pl. [See Chop a jaw.]
1. The jaws; also, the fleshy parts about the mouth.
2. The sides or capes at the mouth of a river, channel, harbor, or bay; as, the chops of the English Channel.