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Meaning of COCK

Pronunciation:  kâk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  adult male bird
  2. [n]  adult male chicken
  3. [n]  the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
  4. [n]  faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid
  5. [n]  obscene terms for penis
  6. [v]  set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
  7. [v]  tilt or slant to one side; "cock one's head"
  8. [v]  to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He strut around like a rooster in a hen house."
 

COCK is a 4 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: dick, hammer, pecker, peter, prance, prick, rooster, ruffle, sashay, shaft, stopcock, strut, swagger, tool, turncock
 
 See Also: bird, cant, cant over, chicken, cockerel, comb, faucet, fighting cock, firing mechanism, Gallus gallus, gamecock, gunlock, lay, member, penis, phallus, pimproll, pitch, place, pose, position, put, set, slant, striker, tilt, walk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cock\, n. [AS. coc; of unknown origin, perh. in imitation
    of the cry of the cock. Cf. {Chicken}.]
    1. The male of birds, particularly of gallinaceous or
       domestic fowls.
    
    2. A vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock.
    
             Drenched our steeples, drowned the cocks! --Shak.
    
    3. A chief man; a leader or master. [Humorous]
    
             Sir Andrew is the cock of the club, since he left
             us.                                   --Addison.
    
    4. The crow of a cock, esp. the first crow in the morning;
       cockcrow. [Obs.]
    
             He begins at curfew, and walks till the first cock.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    5. A faucet or valve.
    
    Note: Jonsons says, ``The handly probably had a cock on the
          top; things that were contrived to turn seem anciently
          to have had that form, whatever was the reason.''
          Skinner says, because it used to be constructed in
          forma crit[ae] galli, i.e., in the form of a cock's
          comb.
    
    6. The style of gnomon of a dial. --Chambers.
    
    7. The indicator of a balance. --Johnson.
    
    8. The bridge piece which affords a bearing for the pivot of
       a balance in a clock or watch. --Knight.
    
    {Ball cock}. See under {Ball}.
    
    {Chaparral cock}. See under {Chaparral}.
    
    {Cock and bull story}, {an extravagant}, boastful story; a
       canard.
    
    {Cock of the plains} (Zo["o]l.) See {Sage cock}.
    
    {Cock of the rock} (Zo["o]l.), a South American bird
       ({Rupicola aurantia}) having a beautiful crest.
    
    {Cock of the walk}, a chief or master; the hero of the hour;
       one who has overcrowed, or got the better of, rivals or
       competitors.
    
    {Cock of the woods}. See {Capercailzie}.
    
    
  2. \Cock\ (k[o^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cocked} (k[o^]kt); p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Cocking}.] [Cf. Gael. coc to cock.]
    1. To set erect; to turn up.
    
             Our Lightfoot barks, and cocks his ears. --Gay.
    
             Dick would cock his nose in scorn.    --Swift.
    
    2. To shape, as a hat, by turning up the brim.
    
    3. To set on one side in a pert or jaunty manner.
    
             They cocked their hats in each other's faces.
                                                   --Macaulay.
    
    4. To turn (the eye) obliquely and partially close its lid,
       as an expression of derision or insinuation.
    
    {Cocked hat}.
       (a) A hat with large, stiff flaps turned up to a peaked
           crown, thus making its form triangular; -- called also
           {three-cornered hat}
    
    
  3. \Cock\, v. i.
    To strut; to swagger; to look big, pert, or menacing.
    --Addison.
    
    
  4. \Cock\, n.
    The act of cocking; also, the turn so given; as, a cock of
    the eyes; to give a hat a saucy cock.
    
    
  5. \Cock\, n. [It. cocca notch of an arrow.]
    1. The notch of an arrow or crossbow.
    
    2. The hammer in the lock of a firearm.
    
    {At cock}, {At full cock}, with the hammer raised and ready
       to fire; -- said of firearms, also, jocularly, of one
       prepared for instant action.
    
    {At half cock}. See under {Half}.
    
    {Cock feather} (Archery), the feather of an arrow at right
       angles to the direction of the cock or notch. --Nares.
    
    
  6. \Cock\, v. t.
    To draw the hammer of (a firearm) fully back and set it for
    firing.
    
    
  7. \Cock\, v. i.
    To draw back the hammer of a firearm, and set it for firing.
    
          Cocked, fired, and missed his man.       --Byron.
    
    
  8. \Cock\, n. [Cf. Icel. k["o]kkr lump, Dan. kok heap, or E.
    cock to set erect.]
    A small concial pile of hay.
    
    
  9. \Cock\, v. t.
    To put into cocks or heaps, as hay.
    
          Under the cocked hay.                    --Spenser.
    
    
  10. \Cock\, n. [Of. coque, F. coche, a small vessel, L. concha
    muscle shell, a vessel. See {Coach}, and cf. {Cog} a small
    boat.]
    A small boat.
    
          Yond tall anchoring bark [appears] Diminished to her
          cock; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    
  11. \Cock\, n.
    A corruption or disguise of the word God, used in oaths.
    [Obs.] ``By cock and pie.'' --Shak.
    
    
 
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