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.

(Chuck) n.

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.

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.

(Chuck), n.

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.
W. Irving.

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.

(Chuck), n.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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