chippingnoun [ C usually plural ]uk /ˈtʃɪp.ɪŋ/ us /ˈtʃɪp.ɪŋ/ UK
Examples from literature
- Here one observes a difference underfoot from what has gone before: scraps of Roman tile and stone chippings protrude through the grass in meagre quantity, but sufficient to suggest that masonry stood on the spot.
- It is picked out from amongst ordinary stones partly because of its shape, and partly because of rough and much-worn chippings that suggest the hand of art or of nature, according to your turn of mind.
- On investigation, it was discovered that the inside portion of the walls had been made up of stone chippings without cement.
- These masons' chippings were evidently the output from some large cutting in the rock, and it became apparent that there must be a great rock tomb in the neighbourhood.