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vb. To make a noise resembling that of a hen when she calls her chickens; to cluck. To chuckle; to laugh.

 - vb. To call, as a hen her chickens.

 - n. The chuck or call of a hen. A sudden, small noise. A word of endearment; - corrupted from chick.

 - vb. To strike gently; to give a gentle blow to. To toss or throw smartly out of the hand; to pitch.

 - (Mech.) To place in a chuck, or hold by means of a chuck, as in turning; to bore ...