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cog

noun \ ˈkäg \

Definition of cog

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

cogged

play \ˈkägd\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of cog

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

Other Mechanical Engineering Terms


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cog

verb

Definition of cog

cogged; cogging
1 obsolete : to cheat in throwing dice
2 obsolete : deceive
3 obsolete : to use venal flattery
1 : to direct the fall of (dice) fraudulently
2 obsolete : wheedle

Origin and Etymology of cog

obsolete cog a trick


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cog

verb

Definition of cog

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

Origin and Etymology of cog

probably alteration of cock to cog

Other Building Terms


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cog

noun

Definition of cog

: a tenon on a beam or timber

First Known Use of cog

1830

in the meaning defined above

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Other Building Terms


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cog

abbreviation

Definition of cog

cognate

Other Language Terms


COG Defined for Kids

cog

noun \ ˈkäg \

Definition of cog for Students

: a tooth on the rim of a wheel or gear


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