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Meaning of COG

Pronunciation:  kâg

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  tooth on the rim of gear wheel
  2. [v]  join pieces of wood with cogs
  3. [v]  roll steel ingots

COG is a 3 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: sprocket
 See Also: bring together, cogwheel, gear, gear wheel, join, roll, roll out, tooth



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cog\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cogged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Cogging}.] [Cf. W. coegio to make void, to beceive, from
    coeg empty, vain, foolish. Cf. {Coax}, v. t.]
    1. To seduce, or draw away, by adulation, artifice, or
       falsehood; to wheedle; to cozen; to cheat. [R.]
             I'll . . . cog their hearts from them. --Shak.
    2. To obtrude or thrust in, by falsehood or deception; as, to
       cog in a word; to palm off. [R.]
             Fustian tragedies . . . have, by concerted
             applauses, been cogged upon the town for
             masterpieces.                         --J. Dennis
             To cog a die, to load so as to direct its fall; to
             cheat in playing dice.                --Swift.
  2. \Cog\, v. i.
    To deceive; to cheat; to play false; to lie; to wheedle; to
          For guineas in other men's breeches, Your gamesters
          will palm and will cog.                  --Swift.
  3. \Cog\, n.
    A trick or deception; a falsehood. --Wm. Watson.
  4. \Cog\, n. [Cf. Sw. kugge a cog, or W. cocos the cogs of a
    1. (Mech.) A tooth, cam, or catch for imparting or receiving
       motion, as on a gear wheel, or a lifter or wiper on a
       shaft; originally, a separate piece of wood set in a
       mortise in the face of a wheel.
    2. (Carp.)
       (a) A kind of tenon on the end of a joist, received into a
           notch in a bearing timber, and resting flush with its
           upper surface.
       (b) A tenon in a scarf joint; a coak. --Knight.
    3. (Mining.) One of the rough pillars of stone or coal left
       to support the roof of a mine.
  5. \Cog\, v. t.
    To furnish with a cog or cogs.
    {Cogged breath sound} (Auscultation), a form of interrupted
       respiration, in which the interruptions are very even,
       three or four to each inspiration. --Quain.
  6. \Cog\, n. [OE. cogge; cf. D. kog, Icel. kuggr Cf. {Cock} a
    A small fishing boat. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
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