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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

  • 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.
  • In lumbering, to clear (ground) with an engine or horses of obstructions which cannot be removed by hand.

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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