chopping block

chop block
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chop blok]
    • /tʃɒp blɒk/
    • /ˈʧɒpɪŋ blɒk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chop blok]
    • /tʃɒp blɒk/

Definitions of chopping block words

  • noun chopping block a thick wooden board used for chopping vegetables, meat etc on 3
  • noun chopping block a thick, steady piece of wood used for splitting logs on 3
  • noun chopping block a block of hardwood on which meat and vegetables are cut up in food preparation 3
  • noun chopping block a thick, often large block of wood on which meat, vegetables, etc., are placed for cutting, trimming, chopping, and the like. 1
  • noun chopping block used in decapitation 1
  • noun chopping block board for cutting food 1

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Origin of chopping block

First appearance:

before 1695
One of the 49% oldest English words
First recorded in 1695-1705

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Parts of speech for Chopping block


chopping block popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chopping block usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chopping block

noun chopping block

  • butcher block — designating or of a thick slab made by gluing together strips of hardwood, as maple or oak, used for counter and table tops, etc.
  • cutting board — A cutting board is a wooden or plastic board that you chop meat and vegetables on.

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