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From chip +‎ -like.


chiplike (comparative more chiplike, superlative most chiplike)

  1. Resembling or characteristic of a chip (fragment of stone etc.).
    • 1982, Gordon Randolph Willey, Augustus Ledyard Smith, Jeremy A Sabloff, Excavations at Seibal, Department of Peten, Guatemala
      The plaster itself was light gray in color and contained small, broken, or chiplike stones...
    • 1988, Eudora Welty, Moon Lake, in Morgana: Two Stories from “The Golden Apples”, page 97,
      The Morgana girls pulled the orphans′ hands and dragged them in, or pushed suddenly from behind, and finally the orphans took hold of one another and waded forward in a body, singing “Good Morning” with their stiff, chiplike lips.
  2. Resembling or characteristic of a chip (damaged area of a surface where a small piece has broken off).
    • 2000, John Cadick, Mary Capelli-Schellpfeffer, Dennis Neitzel, Electrical Safety Handbook, page 2.35,
      Scratches, Nicks and Snags (Figs 2.26, 2.35, 2.36). Angular tears, notches, or chiplike injuries in the surface of the rubber caused by sharp objects such as wire, pointed tools, staples. or other similar sharp-edged hazards.
  3. (US) Resembling or characteristic of a chip (thin, crisp, baked piece of vegetable).
    • 2003, Dana Carpender, chapter I, in How I Gave Up My Low-Fat Diet and Lost 40 Pounds..and How You Can Too[1], page 226:
      Psyllie Snacks: I know these sound strange, but this chiplike snack made from psyllium fiber—the same fiber used in Metamucil—is remarkably good. Remember that they′re fiber, and go easy!
    • 2004, Elinor Lipman, chapter I, in The Pursuit of Alice Thrift[2], page 55:
      [] which broke whatever final layer of ice needed melting with these two strangers in front of us, their eyebrows pierced and their fingertips stained orange from some triangular chiplike snack they were sharing.
    • 2008, Bill Goodwin, chapter I, in Frommer′s South Pacific[3], page 93:
      Puri is a soft, puffy bread, and papadam is round, crispy, and chiplike.
  4. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand) Resembling or characteristic of a chip (wedge of fried potato).
    • 1987, William F Talburt, Ora Smith, Science
      ...the chemical structure required for the generation of chiplike flavor during deep fat frying of methionine is specific.
  5. Resembling or characteristic of a chip (electronic circuit fabricated on substrate).
    • 1992, Daniel L Alkon, Memory′s voice: deciphering the brain-mind code
      Workers have begun to grow cultured neurons on chiplike matrix structures.