noun cock·er·meg \ˈkäkə(r)ˌmeg\

Definition of cockermeg



  1. :  a set of props used for the temporary support of a coal face in an upwardly inclined mine working

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Origin and Etymology of cockermeg

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

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capable of being understood in two ways

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