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Meaning of CHOPPING

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Chop"ping\, a. [Cf. {Chubby}.]
    Stout or plump; large. [Obs.] --Fenton.
    
    
  2. \Chop"ping\, a. [See {Chop} to barter.]
    Shifting or changing suddenly, as the wind; also, having
    tumbling waves dashing against each other; as, a chopping
    sea.
    
    
  3. \Chop"ping\, n.
    Act of cutting by strokes.
    
    {Chopping block}, a solid block of wood on which butchers and
       others chop meat, etc.
    
    {Chopping knife}, a knife for chopping or mincing meat,
       vegetables, etc.; -- usually with a handle at the back of
       the blade instead of at the end.
    
    
 

 

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