Meaning of COCK in English

COCK

cock 1

— cocklike , adj.

/kok/ , n.

1. a male chicken; rooster.

2. the male of any bird, esp. of the gallinaceous kind.

3. Also called stopcock . a hand-operated valve or faucet, esp. one opened or closed by rotating a cylindrical or tapered plug having part of the passage pierced through it from side to side.

4. (in a firearm)

a. the part of the lock that, by its fall or action, causes the discharge; hammer. See diag. under flintlock .

b. the position into which the cock, or hammer, is brought by being drawn partly or completely back, preparatory to firing.

5. Slang ( vulgar ).

a. penis.

b. sexual relations with a man.

6. a weathercock.

7. aleader; chief person.

8. Chiefly Brit. Informal. pal; chum.

9. Brit. Slang. nonsense.

10. Horol. a bracketlike plate holding bearings, supported at one end only. Cf. bridge 1 (def. 17).

11. Archaic. the time of the crowing of the cock; early in the morning; cockcrow.

v.t.

12. to pull back and set the cock, or hammer, of (a firearm) preparatory to firing.

13. to draw back in preparation for throwing or hitting: He cocked his bat and waited for the pitch.

14. to set (a camera shutter or other mechanism) for tripping. Cf. trip 1 (def. 29).

v.i.

15. to cock the firing mechanism of a firearm.

[ bef. 900; ME cock, OE cocc; c. ON kokkr; orig. imit. ]

cock 2

/kok/ , v.t.

1. to set or turn up or to one side, often in an assertive, jaunty, or significant manner: He cocked his eyebrow questioningly.

v.i.

2. to stand or stick up conspicuously.

3. Scot. and New England. to strut; swagger; put on airs of importance.

4. cock a snook . See snook 2 (def. 2).

n.

5. the act of turning the head, a hat, etc., up or to one side in a jaunty or significant way.

6. the position of anything thus placed.

[ 1705-15; prob. special use of COCK 1 ]

cock 3

/kok/ , n. Chiefly Northern and North Midland U.S.

1. a conical pile of hay, dung, etc.

v.t.

2. to pile (hay, dung, etc.) in cocks.

[ 1350-1400; ME; c. dial. G Kocke heap of hay or dung, Norw kok heap, lump; akin to ON kokkr lump ]

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