- A small piece broken from a larger piece of solid material.
- A damaged area of a surface where a chip has been broken off.
verb (chipp, ing)
- This cup has a chip in it.
- A token used in place of cash in gambling.
- (electronics) A circuit fabricated in one piece on a small, thin substrate.
- A thin, crisp, baked piece of vegetable, usually potato.
- potato chips
- tortilla chips
- (British/Australian/New Zealand) A fried strip of potato of square or rectangular cross-section, similar to French fries.
- (sports) A shot where the ball goes more upwards than a regular shot
- (curling) A takeout that hits a rock at an angle.
- A dried piece of dung used as fuel.
- (NZ, northern) A receptacle, usually for strawberries or other fruit.
- (transitive) To break into small pieces.
Etymology: From cipp (small piece of wood)
- The workers chipped the dead branches into mulch.
- (transitive) To break small pieces from.
- Be careful not to the paint.
- (transitive) (context, golf) To play a shot where the ball goes predominately upwards rather than forwards
- (transitive) (automotive) to upgrade an engine management system, usually to increase power.
- (intransitive) To become chipped.
- This varnish chips easily.
- (intransitive) (context, card games) Often with "in", to ante (up).
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