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Synonyms for cock

cockerel

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phallus

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Synonyms for cock

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

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

adult male chicken

adult male bird

tilt or slant to one side

set the trigger of a firearm back for firing

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

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Bumble had laughed a little while, his eyes again encountered the cocked hat; and he became grave.
Bumble: having exchanged his cocked hat for a round one, and encased his person in a blue great-coat with a cape to it: took his place on the outside of the coach, accompanied by the criminals whose settlement was disputed; with whom, in due course of time, he arrived in London.
Smauker dovetailed the top joint of his right-hand little finger into that of the gentleman with the cocked hat, and said he was charmed to see him looking so well.
Well, they tell me I am looking pretty blooming,' said the man with the cocked hat, 'and it's a wonder, too.
The man with the cocked hat breathed short, and looked long at Sam, but apparently thought it as well to say nothing, in case he should get the worst of it.
He laid aside the cocked hat and stick which he had just taken up, and said he would have one glass, for good fellowship's sake.
Tuckle, dressed out with the cocked hat and stick, danced the frog hornpipe among the shells on the table, while the gentleman in blue played an accompaniment upon an ingenious musical instrument formed of a hair-comb upon a curl-paper.
8-millimeter-long jaws cocked wide open, says Gronenberg.
Stance: Three-point stance with hips slightly higher than the head, the feet slightly wider than shoulder-width, toe-to-heel relationship, inside hand down, ankles cocked, free hand hanging, and weight forward on the balls of the feet.
The award is supported by Cocked Hat Farm Foods Ltd of Ripon as part of the company's involvement in the Northern Flat Jockeys' championship - The Cock O' The North Award - which is led by the current champion Kevin Darley with 32 winners, followed by Fergal Lynch (20 winners) and Joe Fanning (19).
Generally, single-action handguns come with manual devices that disable the trigger mechanism so that users can carry the weapon with the hammer cocked and ready to fire but locked so that it cannot be activated until the release of the safety--also known as "cocked and locked.
After carrying a 1911 for 30+ years I have yet to "shoot" myself with a cocked and locked 1911.
A cocking indicator pin shows if the bolt is cocked.
Gas springs are the latest thing in spring-piston airguns, and they come with many advantages--lighter weight, no power loss from being cocked a long time, greater resistance to cold weather, less vibration and so on.
If the hammer stays cocked, the M9 is not safe to fire.