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cock1 British & World English

A male bird, especially of a domestic fowl

cock2 British & World English

A small pile of hay, straw, or other material, with vertical sides and a rounded top

cock English Thesaurus

a cock and two hens

cock-up British & World English

Something done badly or inefficiently

cock-bead British & World English

A projecting wooden moulding used to decorate furniture

cold-cock British & World English

Knock (someone) out, typically with a blow to the head

half-cock British & World English

The partly raised position of the cock of a gun

cock-eyed English Thesaurus

he knocked the top slightly cock-eyed

cock-teaser British & World English

A woman who leads a man to the mistaken belief that she is likely to have sexual intercourse with him

cock sparrow British & World English

A lively, quarrelsome person

at full cock British & World English

(Of a gun) with the cock lifted to the position at which the trigger will act

cock-a-hoop British & World English

Extremely and obviously pleased, especially about an achievement

at half-cock British & World English

(Of a gun) with the cock partly raised

cock one's ear British & World English

(Of a dog) raise its ears to an erect position

cock one's eye British & World English

Glance in a quizzical or knowing manner with a raised eyebrow

cock-a-leekie British & World English

A soup traditionally made in Scotland with chicken and leeks

cock of the walk British & World English

Someone who dominates others within a group

cock-of-the-rock British & World English

A crested cotinga (bird) found in the tropical forests of South America. The male has brilliant orange or red plumage used in communal display

cock-a-doodle-doo British & World English

Used to represent the sound made by a cock when it crows

cock and bull story British & World English

An implausible story used as an explanation or excuse

cock something up in cock1 British & World English

Ruin something as a result of incompetence or inefficiency

snook2 British & World English

Place one’s hand so that the thumb touches one’s nose and the fingers are spread out, in order to express contempt

bibcock British & World English

A tap with a bent nozzle fixed at the end of a pipe

cock one's ear in cock1 British & World English

(Of a dog) raise its ears to an erect position

cock one's eye in cock1 British & World English

Glance in a quizzical or knowing manner with a raised eyebrow

ballcock British & World English

A valve which is linked by a hinged arm to a ball floating on top of a liquid and opens or closes a tap automatically according to the height of the ball, especially in the cistern of a flushing toilet

cockeyed British & World English

Crooked or askew; not level

cocksure British & World English

Confident in an excessive or arrogant way

stopcock British & World English

An externally operated valve regulating the flow of a liquid or gas through a pipe, in particular one on the water main supplying a house

at full cock in cock1 British & World English

(Of a gun) with the cock lifted to the position at which the trigger will act

at half-cock in half-cock British & World English

(Of a gun) with the cock partly raised

cock-tease in cock-teaser British & World English

A woman who leads a man to the mistaken belief that she is likely to have sexual intercourse with him

weathercock British & World English

A weathervane in the form of a cockerel

cockfighting British & World English

The sport (illegal in the UK and some other countries) of setting two cocks to fight each other

cock of the walk in cock1 British & World English

Someone who dominates others within a group

cock and bull story in cock English Thesaurus

I dismissed this as another cock and bull story


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