Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A thick mass or piece.
  • noun Informal A substantial amount.
  • noun A strong stocky horse.
  • intransitive verb To form into chunks.
  • intransitive verb To make a dull clacking sound.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A short thick piece, as of wood.
  • noun A person or a beast that is small, but thick-set and strong: as, a chunk of a boy; a chunk of a horse.
  • In lumbering, to clear (ground) with an engine or horses of obstructions which cannot be removed by hand.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Colloq. U. S. & Prov. Eng. A short, thick piece of anything.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb put together indiscriminately
  • noun a substantial amount
  • noun a compact mass
  • verb group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps variant of chuck.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Variant of chuck.

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