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Definition of chuck:

  1. A contrivance or machine fixed to the mandrel of a lathe, for holding a tool or the material to be operated upon.
  2. A game played with chucks, in which one or more are tossed up and caught; jackstones.
  3. 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.
  4. A short throw; a toss.
  5. A slight blow or pat under the chin.
  6. A small pebble; - called also chuckstone and chuckiestone.
  7. A sudden, small noise.
  8. A word of endearment; - corrupted from chick.
  9. The chuck or call of a hen.
  10. To call, as a hen her chickens.
  11. To chuckle; to laugh.
  12. To make a noise resembling that of a hen when she calls her chickens; to cluck.
  13. 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.
  14. To strike gently; to give a gentle blow to.
  15. To toss or throw smartly out of the hand; to pitch.

Synonyms:

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