Chacks vs Chalks - What's the difference?

chacks | chalks |

As verbs the difference between chacks and chalks

is that chacks is (chack) while chalks is (chalk).




  • (chack)

  • chack


    Etymology 1


    (en verb)
  • To toss up the head frequently, as a horse to avoid the restraint of the bridle.
  • Etymology 2

    From , an American figure skater whose bronze medal winning performance at the 1993 US National Championships was not broadcast on televsion because the producers did not think he would win a medal.


    (en verb)
  • (ice-skating) To not broadcast a medal-winning or otherwise memorable or crucial figure skating performance. This only occurs in a live broadcast because the network has to decide which programs to show and which to cut in the interest of time. If a skater is low in the rankings and several big names are set to skate later, that performance may be cut.
  • *1998: Louis Epstein, US National Men's Final RESULTS in []
  • *:Michael Chack pulled WAY up in the standings in his long [skate event]...but was chacked while we saw five guys skate worse!!
  • *2002: Jonas, International Skating Union Discussion Boards: Figure Skating: Yukari Nakano, the reigning world jr silver medalist, landed a triple axel []
  • *:I'm hoping ABC doesn't chack her could they??
  • *2004: Rex, The Rest of Skate Canada: Phaneuf Rocks! The First Time I saw the Two Canadian Pairs Skate! in []
  • *:Did they chack Kostner's skate because of the fluff piece on the Russian pairs or not? I kind of like her and wanted to see her.
  • References
    *(Michael Chack) * Origins of the term 'Chack' * FAQ * Background information on Michael Chack * Michael Chack on FSM English eponyms




  • (chalk)

  • chalk


    Alternative forms

    * chaulk (dated)


  • (uncountable) A soft, white, powdery limestone.
  • (countable) A piece of chalk, or, more often, processed compressed chalk, that is used for drawing and for writing on a blackboard.
  • Tailor's chalk.
  • (uncountable, climbing) A white powdery substance used to prevent hands slipping from holds when climbing, sometimes but not always limestone-chalk.
  • (US, military, countable) A platoon-sized group of airborne soldiers.
  • (US, sports, chiefly, basketball) The prediction that there will be no upsets, and the favored competitor will win.
  • * {{quote-news, 1982, March 22, Phil Musick, And the pick here is - Georgetown over Houston, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette citation
  • , passage=OK, let's get rid of the chalk' players right away. The ' chalk likes North Carolina. Dean Smith has taken Carolina to the Final Four six times.}}
  • * {{quote-news, 1995, April 6, , Notes on a Scorecard, Los Angeles Times citation
  • , passage=Excuse us for sticking with the chalk , but the predicted winners are Afternoon Deelites in the Derby, Oliver McCall over Larry Holmes, Nick Faldo in the Masters, and Al Unser Jr. in the Grand Prix.}}
  • * {{quote-news, 2008, March 24, Jason Bauman, Non-news of the week: Obama picks North Carolina, Beacon-News, city=Aurora, Illinois citation
  • , passage=Instead, he played the chalk and selected the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament.}}


    (en verb)
  • To apply chalk to anything, such as the tip of a billiard cue.
  • To record something, as on a blackboard, using chalk.
  • To use powdered chalk to mark the lines on a playing field.
  • (figuratively) To record a score or event, as if on a chalkboard.
  • To manure (land) with chalk.
  • (Mortimer)
  • To make white, as if with chalk; to make pale; to bleach.
  • (Tennyson)
  • * Herbert
  • Let a bleak paleness chalk the door.

    Derived terms

    * chalk up to * chalky * different as chalk and cheese * chalk line * by a long chalk

    See also

    * (wikipedia) * *