Chub-faced to Chylific
(Chub"-faced`) a. Having a plump, short face.
(Chuck) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chucked (chukt); p. pr. & vb. n. Chucking.] [Imitative of the sound.]
1. To make a noise resembling that of a hen when she calls her chickens; to cluck.
2. To chuckle; to laugh. [R.] Marston.
(Chuck), v. t. To call, as a hen her chickens. Dryden.
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." Shak.
(Chuck), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chucked (chukt); p. pr. & vb. n. Chucking.] [F. choquer to strike.
Cf. Shock, v. t.]
1. To strike gently; to give a gentle blow to.
Chucked the barmaid under the chin.
2. To toss or throw smartly out of the hand; to pitch. [Colloq.] "Mahomet Ali will just be chucked into the
Nile." Lord Palmerson.
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. Knight.
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.]
(Chuc"kle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chuckled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chuckling ] [From 1st Chuck.]
1. To call, as a hen her chickens; to cluck. [Obs.] Dryden.