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Definition of Chuck


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

chuck in Danish is stryge
chuck in Dutch is aaien, aanhalen, strelen, liefkozen
chuck in French is mandrin, serrage, caresser
chuck in German is Bohrfutter, einspannen
chuck in Portuguese is mandril
chuck in Spanish is caricia, uncir, acarciar, calzo