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Definition of "cocked" []

  • The male of the domestic fowl (noun)
  • Any other male bird (noun)
  • The male of certain other animals, such as the lobster (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The hammer of a firearm (noun)
  • Its position when the firearm is ready to be discharged (noun)
  • A friend, mate, or fellow (noun)
  • A jaunty or significant tilting or turning upwards (noun)
  • Nonsense (noun)
  • To set the firing pin, hammer, or breech block of (a firearm) so that a pull on the trigger will release it and thus fire the weapon (verb)
  • To set the shutter mechanism of (a camera) so that the shutter can be tripped by pressing the shutter-release button (verb)
  • To raise in an alert or jaunty manner (verb)
  • To stick or stand up conspicuously (verb)
  • Drunk (adjective)

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  • Simple past tense and past participle of cock. (verb)

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Use "cocked" in a sentence
  • "But the slasher himself, the splatterer, the reaver of life, swinging out of the darkness with his death claw cocked, is as old as the hills (which have eyes, as we know)."
  • "Glocks always have the same trigger pull, as they are always cocked is a round is in the chamber."
  • ""By midday Sunday, [the U.S. Strategic Air Command:] would have a 'cocked' -- meaning 'ready to fire' -- nuclear strike force of 162 missiles and 1,200 airplanes carrying 2,858 nuclear warheads.""