Definitions for: Chuck

[n] a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
[n] informal terms for a meal
[n] the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade
[v] eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
[v] pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, esp. under the chin
[v] throw carelessly; "chuck the ball"
[v] throw away (slang); "Chuck these old notes"

Webster (1913) Definition: Chuck, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chucked; 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; 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

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.

Chuck (ch[u^]k), 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.]

Synonyms: barf, be sick, cast, cat, chow, disgorge, ditch, eats, grub, honk, pat, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, retch, sick, spew, spue, throw up, toss, upchuck, vomit, vomit up

Antonyms: keep down

See Also: abandon, blade, caress, collet, collet chuck, cut of beef, drill, egest, electric drill, eliminate, excrete, fare, holding device, jaw, jaws, lathe, pass, shoulder, side of beef, throw

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