Cock - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kɑːk|  American pronunciation of the word cock
Brit.  |ˈkɒk|  British pronunciation of the word cock

noun

- obscene terms for penis (syn: dick, pecker, prick, putz, shaft, tool)
- faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid (syn: stopcock, turncock)
- the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled (syn: hammer)
- adult male chicken (syn: rooster)
- adult male bird

verb

- tilt or slant to one side
- set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
- to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others (syn: prance, ruffle, sashay, strut, swagger, tittup)

Examples

We sat till the second cock.

What he usually improvised was just a load of cock.

They bind and cock barley as they do wheat and rye.

The wind being high, he let down the cocks of his hat.

A cock crowed in the distance.

A cock pheasant rose from the hill in front of me.

She cocked her head and considered the offer.

He cocked a quizzical eyebrow at her.

My nose had lost its pretty cock, and had grown elegantly hooked.

I have an inimitable cock with my hat that adds a vivacity to my looks.

That cock won't fight.

The cock crowed as the sun began to rise.

He has always tried to cock a snook at authority.

The cock was still crowing when I started out of my dream. (E. A. Abbott)

he has a passion for cock fighting

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: cock
he/she/it: cocks
present participle: cocking
past tense: cocked
past participle: cocked
noun
singular: cock
plural: cocks
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