Shock Shock, n. [OE. schokke; cf. OD schocke, G. schock a heap, quantity, threescore, MHG. schoc, Sw. skok, and also G. hocke a heap of hay, Lith. kugis.] 1. A pile or assemblage of sheaves of grain, as wheat, rye, or the like, set up in a field, the sheaves varying in number from twelve to sixteen; a stook. [1913 Webster]

And cause it on shocks to be by and by set. --Tusser. [1913 Webster]

Behind the master walks, builds up the shocks. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

2. [G. schock.] (Com.) A lot consisting of sixty pieces; -- a term applied in some Baltic ports to loose goods. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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