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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Chock
To stop or fasten, as with a wedge, or block; to scotch; as, to chock a wheel or cask.
verb Chock
To fill up, as a cavity.
noun Chock
  1. A wedge, or block made to fit in any space which it is desired to fill, esp. something to steady a cask or other body, or prevent it from moving, by fitting into the space around or beneath it.
  2. [Naut] A heavy casting of metal, usually fixed near the gunwale. It has two short horn-shaped arms curving inward, between which ropes or hawsers may pass for towing, mooring, etc.
adverb Chock
Entirely; quite; as, chock home; chock aft.
verb Chock
To encounter.

Etymology: F. choquer. Cf. Shock (v. t.)

noun Chock
An encounter.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
  2. Support on chocks ("chock the boat")
  3. Secure with chocks
  4. As completely as possible ("it was chock-a-block full")

From Anglo-Norman choque (compare modern Norman chouque), from Gaulish *śokka (compare Breton soc’h (“thick”), Old Irish tócht (“part, piece”)).

  1. Any wooden block used as a wedge or filler.
  2. (nautical) Any fitting or fixture used to restrict movement, especially movement of a line; traditionally was a fixture near a bulwark with two horns pointing towards each other, with a gap between where the line can be inserted.
  3. Blocks made of either wood, plastic or metal, used to keep a parked aircraft, trailer, or other vehicle, in position or from accidental movement.

French choquer. Compare shock (transitive verb).

  1. (obsolete) An encounter.


    chock was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Chock U.S.
      White 27.73% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 44.12% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 23.84% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 4.10% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Chock

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    Fun Facts about the name Chock

    • How Popular is the name Chock? As a last name Chock was the 25,849th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Chock first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Chock is Friday, May 5th, 1876.
    • How unique is the name Chock? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Chock. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Chock: Your name in reverse order is Kcohc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ccohk. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Chock? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 952 people with the last name Chock.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chock? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Chock as their last name since less than 1 person in 313k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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