A rapid, cutting motion, as with the hand.
chop shot · chopper
1. A tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball; SYN. chop shot.
2. (Baseball) A grounder that bounces high in the air; SYN. chopper.
A small cut of meat including part of a rib.
ETYM Cf. Dutch koopen to buy. Related to Cheapen, Chap, to buy.
1. To cut into pieces; SYN. chop up.
2. To cut with a tool; SYN. hack.
3. To hit sharply.
4. To move suddenly.
5. To strike sharply, as in some sports.