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- adj. (of a ship's hoisting tackle) Having the blocks drawn close together so no further movement is possible, as when the tackle is hauled to the utmost.
- adj. Jammed tightly together; very crowded; completely filled or stuffed.
- adv. In a crowded manner; as completely or closely as possible.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Hoisted as high as the tackle will admit; brought close together, as the two blocks of a tackle in hoisting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Nautical, jammed: said of a tackle when the blocks are hauled close together.
- Crowded; crammed full: as, the meeting-hall was chock-a-block.
- Nautical, so as to be drawn or hauled close together, in such a manner as to hinder or prevent motion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. as completely as possible
- adj. packed full to capacity
chock + a + block (Wiktionary)