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chipping


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chip  \Chip\  (ch[i^]p),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Chipped}  (ch[i^]pt); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Chipping}.]  [Cf.  G.  kippen  to  cut  off  the 
  edge,  to  clip,  pare.  Cf  {Chop}  to  cut.] 
  1.  To  cut  small  pieces  from  to  diminish  or  reduce  to  shape, 
  by  cutting  away  a  little  at  a  time;  to  hew.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  break  or  crack,  or  crack  off  a  portion  of  as  of  an 
  eggshell  in  hatching,  or  a  piece  of  crockery. 
 
  3.  To  bet,  as  with  chips  in  the  game  of  poker. 
 
  {To  chip  in},  to  contribute,  as  to  a  fund;  to  share  in  the 
  risks  or  expenses  of  [Slang.  U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chipping  \Chip"ping\,  n. 
  1.  A  chip;  a  piece  separated  by  a  cutting  or  graving 
  instrument;  a  fragment. 
 
  2.  The  act  or  process  of  cutting  or  breaking  off  small 
  pieces,  as  in  dressing  iron  with  a  chisel,  or  reducing  a 
  timber  or  block  of  stone  to  shape. 
 
  3.  The  breaking  off  in  small  pieces  of  the  edges  of  potter's 
  ware,  porcelain,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chipping 
  n  :  the  act  of  chipping  something  [syn:  {chip},  {splintering}] 




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