chuck
Pronunciation Noun

chuck

  1. (cooking) Meat from the shoulder of a cow or other animal.
    • 1975, Thomas Fabbricante, William J. Sultan, Practical Meat Cutting and Merchandising: Beef, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=fabgAAAAMAAJ&q=%22chucks%22+-intitle:%22chuck|chucks%22+-inauthor:%22chuck%22&dq=%22chucks%22+-intitle:%22chuck|chucks%22+-inauthor:%22chuck%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ywEmT_e1C4qHrAfjzvStCA&redir_esc=y page 141],
      Arm chucks represent approximately 54% of the beef forequarters.
    • 2001, Bruce Aidells, Denis Kelly, The Complete Meat Cookbook: A Juicy and Authoritative Guide, page 190:
      Often, pieces of the chuck are sold boneless as flat chunks of meat or rolled and tied.
    • 2006, North American Meat Processors Association, The Meat Buyers Guide: Beef, Lamb, Veal, Pork, and Poultry, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=nIRiHcD6mh4C&pg=PA113&dq=%22chucks%22+-intitle:%22chuck|chucks%22+-inauthor:%22chuck%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=s_4lT_T2Non4rQeczLXICA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22chucks%22%20-intitle%3A%22chuck|chucks%22%20-inauthor%3A%22chuck%22&f=false page 113],
      The chucks are that portion of foresaddle remaining after excluding the hotel rack and plate portions of the breast as described in Item No. 306. The veal foreshanks (Item No. 312) and brisket may either be attached or separated and packaged with the chucks.
  2. (US, slang, dated) Food.
    • 1951, Frederick Feikema Manfred, Riders of Judgment (Second Edition, 2014), ISBN 9780803277441, (Google preview) ↗:
      “Hambone, how's for chuck?”
      Hambone removed pipe from mouth, slowly. “Wal, I reckon I still got a few whistleberries left. Some sonofabitch stew mabbe. A few shot biscuits.”
  3. (mechanical engineering) A mechanical device that holds an object firmly in place, for example holding a drill bit in a high-speed rotating drill or grinder.
    • 1824, Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain), Transactions, Volume 42, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=GB_yAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA88&dq=%22chuck%22|%22chucks%22+-intitle:%22chuck|chucks%22+-inauthor:%22chuck%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=YOclT4-XJ7GyiQfKtdXrBA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22chuck%22|%22chucks%22%20-intitle%3A%22chuck|chucks%22%20-inauthor%3A%22chuck%22&f=false page 88],
      I have had a chuck of this kind made in brass with the cones of iron, but it is cumbrous and expensive, and does not answer so well, owing to the surface of the iron offering less resistance to the work turning within it. This, perhaps, might be remedied by roughing; but I think the chuck is much better in wood, as it can be made by any common turner at a trifling expense, and possesses more strength than can possibly be required.
    • 1912, Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley, American Machinist Grinding Book, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=4zBLAAAAMAAJ&q=%22chuck%22|%22chucks%22+-intitle:%22chuck|chucks%22+-inauthor:%22chuck%22&dq=%22chuck%22|%22chucks%22+-intitle:%22chuck|chucks%22+-inauthor:%22chuck%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=A_klT-CfPMWtrAedwLSZCA&redir_esc=y page 322],
      Iron and steel in contact with magnets retain some of the magnetism, which is sometimes more or less of a nuisance in getting small work off the chucks.
    • 2003, Julie K. Petersen, “chuck”, entry in Fiber Optics Illustrated Dictionary, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=rFX6WyvVlHwC&pg=PA181&dq=%22chucks%22+-intitle:%22chuck|chucks%22+-inauthor:%22chuck%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=XBkmT-jRHuyeiAfvs53bBA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22chucks%22%20-intitle%3A%22chuck|chucks%22%20-inauthor%3A%22chuck%22&f=false page 181],
      A fiber optic splicing device may be equipped with V-grooves or chucks to hold the two pieces of fiber optic filament to be spliced. If it has chucks, they are typically either clamping chucks or vacuum chucks.
    • 2008, Ramon Francis Bonaquist, NHCRP Report 614: Refining the Simple Performance Tester for Use in Routine Practice, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=ryycz2PGWwEC&pg=PA30&dq=%22chuck%22|%22chucks%22+-intitle:%22chuck|chucks%22+-inauthor:%22chuck%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=m_MlT6nqMa-ziQfX0NznBA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22chuck%22|%22chucks%22%20-intitle%3A%22chuck|chucks%22%20-inauthor%3A%22chuck%22&f=false page 30],
      The first step in preparing a test specimen with the FlexPrepTM is to secure the gyratory specimen in the chuck of the machine.
Verb

chuck (chucks, present participle chucking; past and past participle chucked)

  1. To place in a chuck, or hold by means of a chuck, as in turning.
  2. To bore or turn (a hole) in a revolving piece held in a chuck.
Translations
  • Russian: ше́я
Translations Noun

chuck (plural chucks)

  1. (dialect, obsolete) A chicken, a hen.
  2. A clucking sound.
    • 1998, Scott Freeman, Jon C. Herron, Evolutionary Analysis, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=ekeGyxMB3sYC&q=%22chucks%22+-intitle:%22chuck|chucks%22+-inauthor:%22chuck%22&dq=%22chucks%22+-intitle:%22chuck|chucks%22+-inauthor:%22chuck%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=aAQmT5uNEsTIrQeH_OHACA&redir_esc=y page 604],
      The call always starts with a whine, to which the males add from 0 to 6 chucks. In choice tests, females approach calls that contain chucks in preference to calls that contain no chucks.
  3. (slang) A friend or close acquaintance; term of endearment.
    Are you all right, chuck?
    • c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene ii]:
      Pray, chuck, come hither.
Verb

chuck (chucks, present participle chucking; past and past participle chucked)

  1. To make a clucking sound.
  2. To call, as a hen her chickens.
Noun

chuck (plural chucks)

  1. A gentle touch or tap.
    She gave him an affectionate chuck under the chin.
  2. (informal) A casual throw.
  3. (cricket, informal) A throw, an incorrect bowling action.
  4. (slang) An act or instance of vomiting.
Translations Verb

chuck (chucks, present participle chucking; past and past participle chucked)

  1. To touch or tap gently.
  2. (transitive, informal) To throw, especially in a careless or inaccurate manner.
    Chuck that magazine to me, would you?
  3. (intransitive, cricket) To throw; to bowl with an incorrect action.
  4. (transitive, informal) To discard, to throw away.
    This food's gone off - you'd better chuck it.
  5. (transitive, informal) To jilt; to dump.
    She's chucked me for another man!
  6. (intransitive, slang) To vomit.
  7. (South Africa, slang, intransitive) To leave; to depart; to bounce.
    Let's chuck.
  8. (obsolete) To chuckle; to laugh.
Translations Translations Translations Noun

chuck (plural chucks)

  1. Abbreviation of woodchuck#English|woodchuck.
    • 1976 August, Sylvia Bashline, Woodchucks Are Tablefare Too, Field & Stream, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=BEGoQLm6yFQC&pg=PA50&dq=%22chucks%22+-intitle:%22chuck|chucks%22+-inauthor:%22chuck%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=KBwmT4DXF4a3iQeL5fyiBA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22chucks%22%20-intitle%3A%22chuck|chucks%22%20-inauthor%3A%22chuck%22&f=false page 50],
      Chucks are plentiful, and most farmers are glad to have the incurable diggers kept at tolerable population levels. […] For some reason, my family didn′t eat ′chucks. Few families in the area did.
Noun

chuck (plural chucks)

  1. (Scotland) A small pebble.
  2. (Scotland, obsolete, slang, in the plural) Money.
Synonyms Related terms
  • chucks (game played with pebbles)

Chuck
Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. A form of the male given name#English|given name Charles#English|Charles, of mostly American usage.
Noun

chuck (plural chucks)

  1. (informal, usually, in the plural) a Chuck Taylor All-Stars shoe.
Proper noun
  1. (Canada, slang) The city of Edmonton.



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