cock

Cock is most often used to refer to either birds or guns. A cock is a rooster, but it's also the hammer on a gun that you adjust so you can fire it.

You might hear the word cock used to mean "penis," but that's a vulgar form of the word, so be sure you're in the right company if you opt to use it. A cock is a male bird, particularly a rooster. When you cock a gun, you raise its cock to make it ready for firing. When you cock something in a certain direction, you are tilting it that way.

Primary Meanings of cock

1.
nv
adult male chicken
to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
2.
vn
set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
3.
n
faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid
4.
v
tilt or slant to one side
5.
n
obscene terms for penis
Full Definitions of cock
1

n adult male chicken

Synonyms:
rooster
Types:
cockerel
a young domestic cock; not older than one year
Type of:
Gallus gallus, chicken
a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl

n adult male bird

Types:
fighting cock, gamecock
a cock bred and trained for fighting
Type of:
bird
warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings

v to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

Synonyms:
prance, ruffle, sashay, strut, swagger, tittup
Type of:
walk
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
2

v set the trigger of a firearm back for firing

Type of:
lay, place, pose, position, put, set
put into a certain place or abstract location

n the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled

Synonyms:
hammer
Type of:
striker
the part of a mechanical device that strikes something
3

n faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid

Synonyms:
stopcock, turncock
Type of:
faucet, spigot
a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir
4

v tilt or slant to one side

cock one's head”
Type of:
cant, cant over, pitch, slant, tilt
heel over
5

n obscene terms for penis

Type of:
penis
the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)

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