Chuck vs Huck - What's the difference?

chuck | huck |

In context|informal|lang=en terms the difference between chuck and huck

is that chuck is (informal) a casual throw while huck is (informal) to throw or chuck.

As nouns the difference between chuck and huck

is that chuck is (cooking) meat from the shoulder of a cow or other animal or chuck can be (dialect|obsolete) a chicken, a hen or chuck can be (woodchuck) while huck is (ultimate frisbee) long throw, generally at least half a field or more.

As verbs the difference between chuck and huck

is that chuck is to make a clucking sound while huck is (ultimate frisbee) to throw a long way.



Etymology 1

Variant of chock.


(en noun)
  • (cooking) Meat from the shoulder of a cow or other animal.
  • * 1975 , Thomas Fabbricante, William J. Sultan, Practical Meat Cutting and Merchandising: Beef , page 141,
  • Arm chucks represent approximately 54% of the beef forequarters.
  • * 2001 , Bruce Aidells, Denis Kelly, The Complete Meat Cookbook: A Juicy and Authoritative Guide , page 190:
  • Often, pieces of the chuck are sold boneless as flat chunks of meat or rolled and tied.
  • * 2006 , , The Meat Buyers Guide: Beef, Lamb, Veal, Pork, and Poultry , page 113,
  • The chucks' are that portion of foresaddle remaining after excluding the hotel rack and plate portions of the breast as described in Item No. 306. The veal foreshanks (Item No. 312) and brisket may either be attached or separated and packaged with the ' chucks .
  • (mechanical engineering) A mechanical device that holds an object firmly in place, for example holding a drill bit in a high-speed rotating drill or grinder.
  • * 1824 , Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain), Transactions , Volume 42, page 88,
  • I have had a chuck' of this kind made in brass with the cones of iron, but it is cumbrous and expensive, and does not answer so well, owing to the surface of the iron offering less resistance to the work turning within it. This, perhaps, might be remedied by roughing; but I think the ' chuck is much better in wood, as it can be made by any common turner at a trifling expense, and possesses more strength than can possibly be required.
  • * 1912 , Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley, American Machinist Grinding Book , page 322,
  • Iron and steel in contact with magnets retain some of the magnetism, which is sometimes more or less of a nuisance in getting small work off the chucks .
  • * 2003', Julie K. Petersen, “'''chuck ”, entry in ''Fiber Optics Illustrated Dictionary , page 181,
  • A fiber optic splicing device may be equipped with V-grooves or chucks' to hold the two pieces of fiber optic filament to be spliced. If it has '''chucks''', they are typically either clamping '''chucks''' or vacuum ' chucks .
  • * 2008 , Ramon Francis Bonaquist, NHCRP Report 614: Refining the Simple Performance Tester for Use in Routine Practice , page 30,
  • The first step in preparing a test specimen with the FlexPrepTM is to secure the gyratory specimen in the chuck of the machine.

    Etymology 2

    Onomatopoeic dialect term for chicken, imitative of a hen's cluck.


    (en noun)
  • (dialect, obsolete) A chicken, a hen.
  • A clucking sound.
  • * 1998 , Scott Freeman, Jon C. Herron, Evolutionary Analysis , page 604,
  • The call always starts with a whine, to which the males add from 0 to 6 chucks'. In choice tests, females approach calls that contain '''chucks''' in preference to calls that contain no ' chucks .
  • (slang) A friend or close acquaintance; term of endearment.
  • Are you all right, chuck ?
  • * Shakespeare
  • Pray, chuck , come hither.
  • A gentle touch or tap.
  • She gave him an affectionate chuck under the chin.
  • (informal) A casual throw.
  • (slang) An act of vomiting.
  • (cricket, informal) A throw, an incorrect bowling action.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make a clucking sound.
  • To call, as a hen her chickens.
  • (Dryden)
  • To touch or tap gently.
  • (informal) To throw, especially in a careless or inaccurate manner.
  • Chuck that magazine to me, would you?
  • (informal) To discard, to throw away.
  • This food?s gone off - you?d better chuck it.
  • (slang) To vomit.
  • (cricket) To throw; to bowl with an incorrect action.
  • (South Africa, slang, intransitive) To leave; to depart; to bounce.
  • Let's chuck .
  • (obsolete) To chuckle; to laugh.
  • (Marston)
  • To place in a chuck, or hold by means of a chuck, as in turning; to bore or turn (a hole) in a revolving piece held in a chuck.
  • Derived terms
    * chuck a charley * chuck a wobbly * chuck in * chuck up * upchuck

    Etymology 3

    From woodchuck.

    Alternative forms

    * 'chuck


    (en noun)
  • * 1976 August, Sylvia Bashline, Woodchucks Are Tablefare Too'', '' , page 50,
  • Chucks' are plentiful, and most farmers are glad to have the incurable diggers kept at tolerable population levels. For some reason, my family didn?t eat ' ?chucks . Few families in the area did.

    Etymology 4


    (en noun)
  • (Scotland) A small pebble.
  • Synonyms
    * chuckstone, chuckiestone ----




  • (Ultimate Frisbee) To throw a long way
  • (informal) to throw or chuck
  • He was so angry he hucked the book at my face.
  • (mountain biking) To gain extra height from a jump by compressing the springs just before the take-off
  • Longer forks make the bike more cumbersome, but you will be able to huck off of more stuff.
    If you huck it (the take-off), you'll drop about 20 feet.
  • (mountain biking) To make a maneuver in a clumsy way.
  • (whitewater kayaking) To paddle off of a waterfall or to boof a big drop.
  • I hucked a sweet 25 foot waterfall on the Tomata River.
  • (dated) To haggle in trading.
  • (snowboarding, skiing) To throw oneself off a large jump or drop.
  • Dude go huck that cornice!


    (en noun)
  • (Ultimate Frisbee) Long throw, generally at least half a field or more.
  • (skiing, snowboarding) a drop or jump off of a cliff or cornice