plural -s
: a set of props used for the temporary support of a coal face in an upwardly inclined mine working

Word History


English dialect cocker prop, support (from cock entry 3—to set erect, turn or tip—+ -er) + Meg, nickname for Margaret (as in roaring Meg, a cannon)

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“Cockermeg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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