nounScottish & Northern English
The male of the red grouse.
More example sentences
- Gorcocks, being so big and having the ability to rip and shred, I thought at first that it must be some gorcocks chowing down.
- The word ‘gorcock’ means moorcock, a red or black male grouse, and was often used as a symbol for Bonnie Prince Charlie.
early 17th century: from gor- (of unknown origin) + cock1.