Meaning of COCK in English

COCK

[cock] n [ME cok, fr. OE cocc, of imit. origin] (bef. 12c) 1 a: the adult male of the domestic fowl (Gallus gallus) b: the male of birds other than the domestic fowl c: woodcock d archaic: the crowing of a cock; also: cockcrow e: weathercock

2: a device (as a faucet or valve) for regulating the flow of a liquid 3 a: a chief person: leader b: a person of spirit and often of a certain swagger or arrogance

4. a: the hammer in the lock of a firearm b: the cocked position of the hammer

5: penis--usu. considered vulgar -- cock of the walk : one that dominates a group or situation esp. overbearingly

[2]cock vi (1575) 1: strut, swagger

2: to turn, tip, or stick up

3: to position the hammer of a firearm for firing ~ vt 1 a: to draw the hammer of (a firearm) back and set for firing; also: to set (the trigger) for firing b: to draw or bend back in preparation for throwing or hitting c: to set a mechanism (as a camera shutter) for tripping

2. a: to set erect b: to turn, tip, or tilt usu. to one side

3: to turn up (as a hat brim) -- cock a snook also cock snooks : to thumb the nose [3]cock n (1717): tilt, slant "~ of the head" [4]cock n [ME cok, of Scand origin] (14c): a small pile (as of hay) [5]cock vt (14c): to put (as hay) into cocks

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