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Dictionary Definition

cock

Noun

1 obscene terms for penis [syn: prick, dick, shaft, pecker, peter, tool, putz]
2 faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid [syn: stopcock, turncock]
3 the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled [syn: hammer]
4 adult male chicken [syn: rooster]
5 adult male bird

Verb

1 tilt or slant to one side; "cock one's head"
2 set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
3 to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house" [syn: swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Old English cocc, reinforced by Old (and modern) French coq.

Pronunciation

  • (US) /kɒk/, /kɔːk/
  • (US) /kQk/, /kO:k/
  • (British) /kɒk/
  • (British) /kQk/
  • Rhymes: -ɒk

Homophones

Noun

  1. A male bird, especially a domestic fowl.
  2. Male chicken.
  3. A valve or tap for controlling flow in plumbing.
  4. The hammer of a firearm.
  5. slang vulgar The penis.
  6. The circle at the end of the rink.
  7. The state of being cocked; an upward turn, tilt or angle.
  8. A stupid person.
  9. An informal term of address.
    All right, cock

Synonyms

any male bird
  • Basque: ar
  • Czech: kohout
  • Danish: kok, han
  • Dutch: mannetje
  • Finnish: kukko
  • French: mâle
  • German: Männchen
  • Icelandic: karlfugl
  • Irish: coileach
  • Italian: maschio
  • Latvian: gailis
  • Maltese: għasfur
  • Ojibwe: naabese
  • Spanish: ave macho
  • Swedish: tupp
male chicken
slang for penis

Verb

  1. To lift the cock of a firearm; to prepare (a gun) to be fired.
  2. To turn or twist something upwards or to one side.
  3. To copulate with.

Translations

Extensive Definition

Cock may refer to:
  • Rooster, a male chicken
  • In ornithology, the male of any bird
  • Cock, a colloquial word for a penis
In valves:
  • A type of tap, faucet or valve
  • Steam cock, a drain valve on a steam engine cylinder
  • Bibcock, a small type of valve
  • Sample cock, a small valve fitted in breweries and other process industries to check the product during manufacture
  • Stopcock, a valve used to restrict or isolate the flow of a liquid or gas through a pipe
  • Petcock, a small valve, primarily for draining liquid or releasing pressure from a vessel
  • Ballcock, a mechanism for filling water tanks
In clocks:
  • A part of a clock or watch used to support an outrigger bearing for a gear or lever
  • Balance cock, supports the balance wheel in a watch
  • Fly cock, supports the fly on a bracket clock
  • Back Cock, supports the pendulum and pallet arbor
In other:
See also:
cock in German: Cock
cock in Simple English: Cock

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Bantam, anemograph, anemometer, anemometrograph, anemoscope, anthill, backslide, ball cock, ball valve, baloney, bank, banty, barn-door fowl, barnyard fowl, biddy, bilge, billy, billy goat, boar, bosh, boss, broiler, brooder, broody hen, bubbly-jock, buck, bull, bullock, bung, bunghole, bunkum, capital, capon, chanticleer, charge, check valve, chick, chickabiddy, chicken, chicky, chief, chieftain, cockerel, cork, crap, detonate, discharge, dog, domestic fowl, dominant, drain cock, drake, draw cock, drift, drop, duck, duckling, dune, dunghill fowl, eject, embankment, entire, entire horse, fall astern, fall behind, faucet, fell, fire, fire off, fowl, fryer, game fowl, gander, gate, get behind, get up steam, go backwards, go behind, gobbler, goose, gosling, guff, guinea cock, guinea fowl, guinea hen, gun, gun for, hart, haycock, haymow, hayrick, haystack, he-goat, head, headman, heap, hen, hen turkey, hierarch, hill, hit, hokum, honcho, hydrant, jerk back, lapse, leader, let fly, let off, lid, load, lose ground, main, major, mass, master, molehill, mound, mountain, mow, needle valve, number one, outstanding, partlet, peacock, peg, pelt, pepper, petcock, pick off, pile, pin, pistol, plug, pontificate, pot, potshoot, potshot, poulard, poult, poultry, predominant, preeminent, prime, principal, pull back, pullet, pyramid, ram, recede, recidivate, regress, relapse, retrocede, retroflex, retrograde, retrogress, return, revert, rick, riddle, roaster, rooster, rot, ruck, sea cock, set, setting hen, shock, shoot, shoot at, shoot down, slip back, snipe, snowdrift, spigot, spike, spile, spill, spring chicken, stack, stag, stallion, steam up, steer, stewing chicken, stop, stopcock, stopgap, stopper, stopple, stot, strike, stud, studhorse, swagger, swank, swell, take a potshot, tap, tom, tom turkey, tomcat, top cow, top horse, torpedo, tup, turkey, turkey gobbler, turkey-cock, valve, valvula, valvule, vane, warm up, weather vane, weathercock, wether, wind, wind cone, wind indicator, wind sock, wind up, wind vane, wind-speed indicator
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