a cross-stick of iron wire, whalebone, or other materials attached to a sea-fishing line to keep the snood and hook clear of the sinker (British dialect)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • chop — an·a·chop·ter·is; chop; chop·dar; chop·house; chop·in; chop·pi·ness; chop·sticks; chop·tank; dol·i·chop·o·did; dol·i·chop·o·dous; lon·chop·ter·i·dae; pork·chop·per; psy·chop·a·thist; psy·chop·a·thy; psy·chop·si·dae; pty·chop·ter·i·dae;… …   English syllables

  • stick — ban·stick·le; broom·stick; crab·stick; lob·stick; maul·stick; spit·stick; stick; stick·abil·i·ty; stick·age; stick·ery; stick·ful; stick·i·ly; stick·i·ness; stick·it; stick·le·back; stick·ler; stick·less; stick·ling; stick·man; stick·um;… …   English syllables

  • chop and change — I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English choppen and chaungen to barter, from choppen to chop (barter) + and + chaungen to change, exchange 1. archaic : to buy and sell 2. : to change especially pointlessly or capriciously a book w …   Useful english dictionary

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  • chopstick — chop•stick [[t]ˈtʃɒpˌstɪk[/t]] n. coo one of a pair of tapered sticks held between the thumb and fingers (usu. in the right hand) and used, esp. in some Asian countries, as an eating utensil • Etymology: 1690–1700; Chin Pidgin English chop quick… …   From formal English to slang

  • chopstick — chop|stick [ˈtʃɔp stık US ˈtʃa:p ] n [C usually plural] [Date: 1600 1700; : Pidgin English; Origin: chop fast (from Cantonese kap) + English stick] one of the two thin sticks that you use to eat food in many countries in Asia …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chopstick — chop|stick [ tʃap,stık ] noun count one of a pair of thin sticks held in one hand and used in East Asian cultures for eating food …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chopstick — noun a) A (single) particular East Asian eating utensil, used in pairs and held in the hand, the utensil is a stick, usually made of wood, of approximately 23cm (chopstick10 ) in length. b) an Asian person See Also: chop chop, stick …   Wiktionary

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