Definition of cockfight
: a contest in which gamecocks usually fitted with metal spurs are pitted against each other
cockfightingplay \-ˌfī-tiŋ\ adjective or noun
Recent Examples of cockfight from the Web
Several dead roosters also were found, along with equipment used during cockfights.
Five other men were issued citations for being a spectator at a cockfight, a Class C misdemeanor.
Every weekend, there are cockfights by the grave of Sayed Faqir Hussain.
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Definition of cockfight for English Language Learners
: a fight between roosters that people watch for entertainment
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