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chock

1. Nautical
a. a fairlead consisting of a ringlike device with an opening at the top through which a rope is placed
b. a cradle-like support for a boat, barrel, etc.
2. Mountaineering See nut

Chock

 

(cribbing), an adjustable mine support on the working face for controlling the roof by the caving and lowering methods; in development workings it is used for supporting berms and filling empty spaces behind the supports. The cribbing consists of square or rectangular chocks (cages) made of stacked wooden props, beams, or metal girders and rails; the inside space is sometimes filled with rock to reinforce the structure.

chock

[chäk]
(mining engineering)
A square pillar for supporting the roof in a mine, constructed of prop timber laid up in alternate cross layers, in log-cabin style, the center being filled with waste.
(naval architecture)
An open or closed metal fitting through which ropes, wires, or cables are passed.
A block or wedge for supporting a boat that is being repaired.

chock

A wedge or block used to prevent an object from moving.

chock

A block of wood or other material, or a rigid framework of metal, usually designed to fit in the angle between the airplane tire and the ground to aid in preventing the airplane from rolling.
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There are some great resources on raising backyard chocks offering detailed information from choosing a breed to keeping hens healthy.
Before getting started, remember to check regulations with your local council as some include specifications for hen housing, the number and sex of chocks allowed and the need for a permit.
Chock blocks are not available in the Army's supply system-yet
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Since there is no backup system to the parking brake, the only sure way to prevent a 100,000-pound aircraft from rolling out of control is to bring your own chocks, especially when you are going to a foreign field.
Developed to compensate for the most severe thermal humping of hot-running machinery, adjustable chocks allow convenient shimming, up or down, to realign even the most massive reciprocating compressors within hours.
In addition to reducing downtime for realignments, adjustable chocks with steel soleplates embedded in a thick-pour epoxy grout damp (absorb) vibrations and shock loads.
Analyst comment: Moving aircraft without everyone's verification that chocks and chains are removed is, as this story points out, very dangerous.
You can also make your own chock blocks out of lumber or wood scraps.
Thinking all was proceeding according to plan, I cleared my side (port side), seeing one aircrewman with chocks over his shoulder and a "remove before flight" flag flapping from one of the pins in his hand.
Poured-in-place chocks are maintenance free, but adjustable chocks allow convenient shimming up or down to compensate for hot alignment problems.