Chip

Chip

, n. 1. A piece of wood, stone, or other substance, separated by an ax, chisel, or cutting instrument.
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2. A fragment or piece broken off; a small piece.
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3. Wood or Cuban palm leaf split into slips, or straw plaited in a special manner, for making hats or bonnets.
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4. Anything dried up, withered, or without flavor; -- used contemptuously.
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5. One of the counters used in poker and other games.
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6. (Naut.) The triangular piece of wood attached to the log line.
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Buffalo chips. See under Buffalo. -- Chip ax, a small ax for chipping timber into shape. -- Chip bonnet, Chip hat, a bonnet or a hat made of Chip. See Chip, n., 3. -- A chip off the old block, a child who resembles either of his parents. [Colloq.] Milton. -- Potato chips, Saratoga chips, thin slices of raw potato fried crisp.
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