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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A thick mass or piece: a chunk of ice.
  • n. Informal A substantial amount: won quite a chunk of money.
  • n. A strong stocky horse.
  • transitive v. To form into chunks.
  • intransitive v. To make a dull clacking sound: listened to the rundown copier chunk along.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A part of something that has been separated.
  • n. A representative of a substance at large, often large and irregular.
  • n. A discrete segment of a file, stream, etc. (especially one that represents audiovisual media); a block.
  • v. To break into large pieces or chunks.
  • v. To throw.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A short, thick piece of anything.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In lumbering, to clear (ground) with an engine or horses of obstructions which cannot be removed by hand.
  • n. A short thick piece, as of wood.
  • n. A person or a beast that is small, but thick-set and strong: as, a chunk of a boy; a chunk of a horse.
  • n. A game formerly much played by certain tribes of North American Indians, consisting in rolling a disk of stone along a prepared course, and immediately afterward throwing a stick so as to make it lie as near the stone as possible when the two come to rest. The grounds used for this amusement are known as chunk-yards.
  • n. Specifically, a range-bred horse of the western United States, suitable for draft purposes, standing 15 hands or over, and weighing from 1,100 to 1,400 pounds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. put together indiscriminately
  • n. a substantial amount
  • n. a compact mass
  • v. group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side

Etymologies

Perhaps variant of chuck2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Variant of chuck. (Wiktionary)

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