cockfight

noun
cock·fight | \ˈkäk-ˌfīt \

Definition of cockfight 

: a contest in which gamecocks usually fitted with metal spurs are pitted against each other

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cockfighting \-ˌfī-tiŋ \ adjective or noun

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Usually, the dead were ferocious roosters, the losers in cockfights put on for rowdy gamblers. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "Who shot the cockfight ref? Secret arena outside Miami was packed but nobody's talking," 12 June 2018 Usually, the dead were ferocious roosters, the losers in cockfights put on for rowdy gamblers. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "Who shot the cockfight ref? Secret arena outside Miami was packed but nobody's talking," 12 June 2018 His first arrest for gambling at a cockfight came in 2004, at a property next door to where he was ultimately murdered. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "Who shot the cockfight ref? Secret arena outside Miami was packed but nobody's talking," 12 June 2018 The cockfights started around noon and stretched on for hours, birds ripping at each other with sharp metal spurs glued to their feet. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "Who shot the cockfight ref? Secret arena outside Miami was packed but nobody's talking," 12 June 2018 Usually, the dead were ferocious roosters, the losers in cockfights put on for rowdy gamblers. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "Who shot the cockfight ref? Secret arena outside Miami was packed but nobody's talking," 12 June 2018 Usually, the dead were ferocious roosters, the losers in cockfights put on for rowdy gamblers. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "Who shot the cockfight ref? Secret arena outside Miami was packed but nobody's talking," 12 June 2018 The movie flits between footage of a bullfight, a cockfight and a wrestling match. Ryan Kost, SFChronicle.com, "Queer art exhibition explores shaping force of ‘A History of Violence’," 12 June 2018 Usually, the dead were ferocious roosters, the losers in cockfights put on for rowdy gamblers. David Ovalle, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Who shot the cockfight ref? Secret arena outside Miami was packed but nobody's talking," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of cockfight

circa 1566, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cockfight was circa 1566

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cockfight

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cockfight

: a fight between roosters that people watch for entertainment

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