chucker, chukker

The words chucker, chukker sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do chucker, chukker sound the same even though they are completely different words?

The answer is simple: chucker, chukker are homophones of the English language.

  1. :: noun

    One who chucks; a thrower.

  2. :: noun

    A bowler who throws or chucks the ball rather than bowls it.

  1. :: noun

    One of the periods of play, lasting 7 1/2 minutes, in a polo match.

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About Homophones

Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.

If they are spelled the same then they are also homographs (and homonyms); if they are spelled differently then they are also heterographs (literally "different writing").