cog

noun (1)
\ ˈkäg How to pronounce cog (audio) \

Definition of cog

 (Entry 1 of 5)

1 : a tooth on the rim of a wheel or gear
2 : a subordinate but integral person or part

cog

verb (1)
cogged; cogging

Definition of cog (Entry 2 of 5)

intransitive verb

1 obsolete : to cheat in throwing dice
2 obsolete : deceive
3 obsolete : to use venal flattery

transitive verb

1 : to direct the fall of (dice) fraudulently
2 obsolete : wheedle

cog

verb (2)
cogged; cogging

Definition of cog (Entry 3 of 5)

transitive verb

: to connect (timbers, joists, etc.) by means of mortises and tenons

cog

noun (2)

Definition of cog (Entry 4 of 5)

: a tenon on a beam or timber

Definition of cog (Entry 5 of 5)

cognate

Other Words from cog

Noun (1)

cogged \ ˈkägd How to pronounce cog (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of cog

Noun (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (1)

1532, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Verb (2)

1823, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cog

Noun (1)

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

Verb (1)

obsolete cog a trick

Verb (2)

probably alteration of cock to cog

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“Cog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cog. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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cog

noun
\ ˈkäg How to pronounce cog (audio) \

Kids Definition of cog

: a tooth on the rim of a wheel or gear

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