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Chaff Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • foil in thin strips; ejected into the air as a radar countermeasure
  • material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
  • be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds ,
  • foil in thin strips; ejected into the air as a radar countermeasure

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Chaff'


  • Chaff: Chaff (ˈ | tʃ | æ | f or ˈ | tʃ | ɑː | f is the dry, scaly protective casings of the seeds of cereal grain , or similar fine, dry, scaly ...
  • Chaff (countermeasure): Chaff, originally called Window by the British , and Düppel by the Second World War era German Luftwaffe (from the Berlin suburb where ...
  • Chaff (newspaper): Chaff was the students' newspaper of Massey University Students' Association (MUSA) at the Turitea campus of Massey University , New ...
  • Gumbo Chaff: "Gumbo Chaff", also spelled "Gombo Chaff", is an American song , first performed in the early 1830s. It was part of the repertoire of ...
  • Chaff cutter: A chaff cutter is a mechanical device for cutting straw or hay into small pieces before being mixed together with other forage and fed ...
  • Chaff (disambiguation): Chaff may refer to: Chaff , dry, scaly, inedible plant material, especially that surrounding edible grain. Chaff (countermeasure), a radar ...
  • Chaff algorithm: Chaff is an algorithm for solving instances of the Boolean satisfiability problem in programming. It was designed by researchers at ...
  • Corvus chaff launchers: Corvus chaff launcher is a British Shipborne chaff decoy launching system manufactured by Vickers Ltd Shipbuilding Group. Corvus (UK ...

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'Chaff' example sentence in quotations


* Editor a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed. - Elbert Hubbard

* A friend is one to whom one can pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keeping what is worth keeping, and, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away. - Arab Proverb


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    Cameron Warne at the recent Birchip Cropping Group (BCG) main field day speaking on the use of a chaff deck. Read more on this news related to 'Chaff'
  • Arvind Panagariya: MSMEs - separating wheat from chaff
    Realisation that the small-scale industries (SSI) reservation had failed to deliver on employment creation while impeding export growth led India to systematically roll back that policy beginning in 1997. While we have barely reached the tail end of the rollback with 20 items still remaining on the reservation list, the old view that small-scale enterprises are th Read more on this news related to 'Chaff'
  • Beer cheer at Wilkadene brewery
    IT has been many decades since paddle steamers stopped at the banks of the Murray River by the Wilkadene Woolshed near Renmark, where they would load up with chaff by way of a chute from the shed down the cliff to the river. Read more on this news related to 'Chaff'

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