chockablock

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj chockablock packed full to capacity "chowder chockablock with pieces of fish"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Chockablock (Naut) Hoisted as high as the tackle will admit; brought close together, as the two blocks of a tackle in hoisting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chockablock Nautical, jammed: said of a tackle when the blocks are hauled close together.
    • chockablock Crowded; crammed full: as, the meeting-hall was chock-a-block.
    • chockablock Nautical, so as to be drawn or hauled close together, in such a manner as to hinder or prevent motion.
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Usage

In literature:

Quickly the enemy submarine maneuvered closer until the two craft were almost chockablock.
"Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X" by Victor Appleton
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In news:

The Café and Music sections this week are chockablock with tales of restaurants and nightlife establishments shuttering.
We are chockablocked with Good-Time Oldies this morning.
Ayn Rand lived here for 40 years and set her major novels in Manhattan, a place chockablock with misunderstood geniuses of the sort she celebrated.
Chockablock with art, art fairs are essentially authorless.
The proportions of this volume disguise its author's designs on providing a globe-trotting epic chockablock with historical particulars.
Willie Greene remembers when the shores of Lake Michigan were chockablock with fishermen and a giant minnow tank was a great investment.
Chockablock with scenes from the underground, the Portland Underground Film Festival ( PUFF ) returns to the Clinton St Theater for four days of screenings and parties.
The downtown streets were chockablock with hipsters sporting ironic T-shirts and enduring long waits for a dinner table at Rubirosa.
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