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chuck
  • n  informal terms for a meal
  • n  the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade
  • n  a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
  • v  throw carelessly
    chuck the ball
  • v  throw away
  • v  pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
  • v  eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
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chuck-will's-widow
  • n  large whippoorwill-like bird of the southern United States
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chuck_wagon
  • n  a wagon equipped with a cookstove and provisions (for cowboys)
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chucker-out
  • n  a person whose duty is to throw troublemakers out of a bar or public meeting
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chuckhole
  • n  a pit or hole produced by wear or weathering (especially in a road surface)
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chuckle
  • n  a soft partly suppressed laugh
  • v  laugh quietly or with restraint
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chuckwalla
  • n  a herbivorous lizard that lives among rocks in the arid parts of southwestern United States and Mexico
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chuddar
  • n  a cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim and Hindu women
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chug
  • n  the dull explosive noise made by an engine
  • v  make a dull, explosive sound
    the engine chugged down the street
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chukaku-ha
  • n  an ultra-leftist militant group founded in 1957 from the breakup of the Japanese Communist Party; includes a covert action wing
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chukchi
  • n  a member of an indigenous people living on the Chukchi Peninsula
  • n  an indigenous and isolated language of unknown origin spoken by the Chukchi that is pronounced differently by men and women
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chukchi_language
  • n  an indigenous and isolated language of unknown origin spoken by the Chukchi that is pronounced differently by men and women
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chukchi_peninsula
  • n  peninsula of northeastern Siberia across the Bering Strait from northwestern Alaska
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chukchi_sea
  • n  part of the Arctic Ocean just to the north of the Bering Strait
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chukka
  • n  (polo) one of six divisions into which a polo match is divided
  • n  a shoe that comes up to the ankle and is laced through two or three pairs of eyelets; often made of suede
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chukka_boot
  • n  a shoe that comes up to the ankle and is laced through two or three pairs of eyelets; often made of suede
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chukker
  • n  (polo) one of six divisions into which a polo match is divided
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