Cock

What is Cock?

Cock definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun
a male chicken; rooster.
the male of any bird, especially of the gallinaceous kind.
Also called stopcock. a hand-operated valve or faucet, especially one opened or closed by rotating a cylindrical or tapered plug having part of the passage pierced through it from side to side.

(in a firearm) the part of the lock that, by its fall or action, causes the discharge; hammer.the position into which the cock, or hammer, is brought by being drawn partly or completely back, preparatory to firing.

Slang: Vulgar. penis.sexual relations with a man.

a weathercock.
aleader; chief person.
Chiefly British Informal. pal; chum.
British Slang. nonsense.
Horology. a bracketlike plate holding bearings, supported at one end only.Compare bridge1(def 17).
Archaic. the time of the crowing of the cock; early in the morning; cockcrow.

verb (used with object)
to pull back and set the cock, or hammer, of (a firearm) preparatory to firing.
to draw back in preparation for throwing or hitting: He cocked his bat and waited for the pitch.

to set (a camera shutter or other mechanism) for tripping.Compare trip1(def 28).

verb (used without object)
to cock the firing mechanism of a firearm.

 

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