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Meaning of Chockablck

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  • When the lower block of a tackle is pulled as close as possible to the upper one so it can be drawn no higher.
  • One after another, drawn as closely together as possible.
         Some of Sardinia's gorgeous seaside towns have lately been invaded by builders who erected chockablock housing that catered to middle-income tourists but threatened to spoil the landscape.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Chock"a*block (?), a. (Naut.) Hoisted as high as the tackle will admit; brought close together, as the two blocks of a tackle in hoisting.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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