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cog

play
noun \ˈkäg\

Definition of cog

  1. 1 :  a tooth on the rim of a wheel or gear

  2. 2 :  a subordinate but integral person or part

cogged play \ˈkägd\ adjective


Origin of cog

Middle English cogge, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish kugge cog


First Known Use: 13th century

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Rhymes with cog


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cog

verb

Definition of cog

coggedcog·ging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete :  to cheat in throwing dice

  3. 2 obsolete :  deceive

  4. 3 obsolete :  to use venal flattery

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to direct the fall of (dice) fraudulently

  7. 2 obsolete :  wheedle



Origin of cog

obsolete cog a trick


First Known Use: 1532


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cog

verb

Definition of cog

coggedcog·ging

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to connect (as timbers or joists) by means of mortises and tenons



Origin of cog

probably alteration of cock to cog


First Known Use: 1823

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cog

noun

Definition of cog

  1. :  a tenon on a beam or timber



1830

First Known Use of cog

1830

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cog

abbreviation

Definition of cog

  1. cognate



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