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Definition of "cock" [cock]

  • An adult male chicken; a rooster. (noun)
  • An adult male of various other birds. (noun)
  • A weathervane shaped like a rooster; a weathercock. (noun)
  • A leader or chief. (noun)
  • A faucet or valve by which the flow of a liquid or gas can be regulated. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cock" in a sentence
  • "And the word cock is a halfway dirty word; fifty percent dirty, dirty half the time, depending on what you mean by it."
  • "If all you are thinking about is sex (as the term cock block would imply) then that is disrespectful."
  • "He had always laughed at what he called my cock-and-bull story about the colonel, but he looked very scared and puzzled now that the same thing had come upon himself."