Chack

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Chack chăk To toss up the head frequently, as a horse to avoid the restraint of the bridle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chack To bruise, nip, or pinch by jamming or squeezing accidentally: as, to chack one's finger in shutting a door.
    • chack To cut by a sudden stroke.
    • chack To take hold of suddenly.
    • chack In the manège, to jerk or toss (the head), as a horse, in order to slacken the strain of the bridle.
    • n chack A slight repast; luncheon; a snack: as, “a chack of dinner,” [Scotch.]
    • n chack Local British names of the wheatear, Saxicola œnanthe. Montagu.
    • chack A Scotch form of check.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chack chak a snack or slight hasty meal.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Imit.

Usage

In literature:

Hoo Chack appeared in the hall; he had evidently heard the man's last remark.
"Vanished Arizona" by Martha Summerhayes
When the chack-chack stopped, I could hear men talking.
"Martin Hyde, The Duke's Messenger" by John Masefield
But he's takin' a bit chack o' dinner 'enoo, sae we'll let him alane for twa or three minutes.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, XXII" by various
The Animals all say it is our God, Wie-sah-ke-chack, who sends the eating.
"The Outcasts" by W. A. Fraser
Chicker, chicker, chacker, chacker, chacker, chack!
"Mother Carey's Chicken" by George Manville Fenn
The western larks do not utter alarums of that kind, but a harsh "chack" instead, very similar to the call of the grackles.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
Our road lay through the ruins of Kabah, a league beyond which we reached the rancho of Chack.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. II." by John L. Stephens
I 'ave a good mind to scat thee in the chacks for thy himpudence, m'lad.
"Ande Trembath" by Matthew Stanley Kemp
Well, Captin Plair, chust you go ant hunt Chack Hare.
"History of the Early Settlement of the Juniata Valley" by U. J. (Uriah James) Jones
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