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

  • n. A wooden block on which food or wood is chopped.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A wooden slab used as a cutting surface for food etc.
  • n. A block of wood against which a condemned person put their head prior to beheading.
  • n. A dangerous predicament or situation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a solid block of wood on which butchers and others chop meat, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A block on which anything is laid to be chopped.

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

  • n. a steady wooden block on which food can be cut or diced or wood can be split


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