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vb. To make a noise resembling that of a hen when she calls her chickens; to cluck. To chuckle; to laugh.


 - vb. To call, as a hen her chickens.


 - n. The chuck or call of a hen. A sudden, small noise. A word of endearment; - corrupted from chick.


 - vb. To strike gently; to give a gentle blow to. To toss or throw smartly out of the hand; to pitch.


 - (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.


 - n. A slight blow or pat under the chin. A short throw; a toss.


 - (Mach.) A contrivance or machine fixed to the mandrel of a lathe, for holding a tool or the material to be operated upon.


 - 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 ...

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