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Conscript to check rounds, about a hundred (5)


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'conscript' is the definition.
Both the definition and answer are singular nouns.
Maybe there's an association between them I don't understand?

'check rounds about a hundred' is the wordplay.
'check' becomes 'ch' (abbreviation).
'rounds' becomes 'oo' (two O's - O is a round letter).
'about' is an insertion indicator.
'a hundred' becomes 'C' (Roman numeral).
'oo' placed around 'c' is 'oco'.

'to' is the link.

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(Another definition for choco that I've seen is " Pear-shaped vegetable like a cucumber".)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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