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[n] the act of chipping something
[n] a low running approach shot
[n] electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit
[n] a small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling
[n] (nautical) a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line
[n] a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
[n] a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
[n] a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
[n] a piece of dried bovine dung
[v] cut a nick into
[v] break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth"
[v] break off; of a piece from a whole; "Her tooth chipped"
[v] form by chipping; "They chipped their names in the stone"
[v] play a chip shot, in golf

Misc. Definitions

\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.]
\Chip\, v. i. To break or fly off in small pieces.
\Chip\, n.
1. A piece of wood, stone, or other substance, separated by an ax, chisel, or cutting instrument.
2. A fragment or piece broken off; a small piece.
3. Wood or Cuban palm leaf split into slips, or straw plaited in a special manner, for making hats or bonnets.
4. Anything dried up, withered, or without flavor; -- used contemptuously.
5. One of the counters used in poker and other games.
6. (Naut.) The triangular piece of wood attached to the log line. {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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