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Definition of "cocking" [cock•ing]

  • Present participle of cock. (verb)
  • Cockfighting (noun)
  • Offensive or worthless (adjective)

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Use "cocking" in a sentence
  • "Interestingly the term cocking a gun comes from flintlock muskets of 17th century, the hammer was very ornate and resembled a rooster (a cock)."
  • "Cockfighting, also known as "cocking," is a bloodsport that dates to colonial times in the United States and has offered gamblers a venue for betting around the world."
  • "The difficulty you had "cocking" it reminds me of the medieval crossbow."