Chuck vs Sleeve - What's the difference?

chuck | sleeve |

As nouns the difference between chuck and sleeve

is that chuck is (countable) a chuck taylor shoe (usually referred to in plural form, chucks ) while sleeve is the part of a garment that covers the arm.

As a proper noun chuck

is a diminutive of the male given name charles , of mostly american usage.

As a verb sleeve is

to fit a sleeve to.



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 ----




    (en noun)
  • The part of a garment that covers the arm.
  • The sleeves on my coat are too long.
  • A (usually tubular) covering or lining to protect a piece of machinery etc.
  • This bearing requires a sleeve so the shaft will fit snugly.
  • A protective jacket or case, especially for a record, containing art and information about the contents; also the analogous leaflet found in a packaged CD.
  • A narrow channel of water.
  • * Drayton
  • the Celtic Sea, called oftentimes the Sleeve
  • sleave; untwisted thread.
  • (British Columbia) A serving of beer measuring between 14 and 16 ounces.
  • (label) A long, cylindrical plastic bag of cookies or crackers.
  • * 2012 , Half A Sleeve Of Oreos Lost In House Fire", The Onion, May 5, 2012:
  • *:A three-alarm fire tore through a family home on Newark's East Side early Saturday morning, completely gutting the two-story residence and tragically claiming a half-sleeve of Oreo cookies that was trapped inside a cupboard.
  • Derived terms

    * shirtsleeves * sleeveless


  • to fit a sleeve to
  • See also

    * raglan * thimble