cock

I.
/kɒk / (say kok)

noun
1. a male chicken.
2. the male of any bird, especially of the gallinaceous kind.
3. Obsolete the crowing of the cock: they were up at first cock.
4. a leader; chief person; ruling spirit.
5. a device for permitting or arresting the flow of a liquid or gas from a receptacle or through a pipe; a tap or stop valve.
6. (in a firearm)
a. that part of the lock which by its fall or action causes the discharge; the hammer.
b. the position into which the cock or hammer is brought by being drawn partly or completely back, preparatory to firing.
7. the pointer or needle of a balance.
8. Curling the mark aimed at.
9. Colloquial (taboo) the penis.
10. Colloquial (taboo) a despicable man.
11. British, Tasmania Colloquial (a friendly form of address to a male, usually by a male): how're you going, cock?
verb (t)
12. to pull back and set the cock or hammer of (a firearm) preparatory to firing.
verb (i)
13. to cock the firing mechanism of a gun.
phrase
14. cock and bull, Colloquial nonsense; an incredible story.
15. cock of the walk, a struttingly domineering person, as the leader of a gang.
{Middle English cok, Old English cocc}
II.
/kɒk / (say kok)

verb (t)
1. to set or turn up or to one side, often in an assertive, jaunty, or significant manner.
verb (i)
2. to stand or stick up conspicuously.
3. Obsolete to strut; swagger; put on airs of importance.
noun
4. the act of turning the head, a hat, etc., up or to one side in a jaunty or significant way.
5. the position of anything thus placed.
6. the angle to the wrist at which something is held: the cock of the racquet.
phrase
7. cock a snook (or snoot), Colloquial to put a thumb to the nose, in a contemptuous gesture. {Phrase Origin: from cock meaning to stand out conspicuously (def. 2 above), with reference to the hand position at the tip of the nose, with the thumb at the nose and the fingers extended or sometimes waggling}
8. cock up, to make a mess of; ruin: you really cocked that up.
{probably special use of cock1 in the sense of `projection'}
III.
/kɒk / (say kok)

noun
1. a conical pile of hay, etc.
verb (t)
2. to put (hay, etc.) in such piles.
{Middle English. Compare Norwegian kok heap}
IV.
/kɒk / (say kok)

noun Colloquial
nonsense.
Also, hot cock. {shortened form of poppycock}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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