coldcock

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verb cold·cock \ˈkōl(d)-ˈkäk, ˌkōl(d)-\

Definition of coldcock

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to knock unconscious

Examples of coldcock in a sentence

  1. He got coldcocked by some guy in a bar.

Origin and Etymology of coldcock

perhaps 2cock


First Known Use: circa 1918


COLDCOCK Defined for English Language Learners

coldcock

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verb cold·cock \ˈkōl(d)-ˈkäk, ˌkōl(d)-\

Definition of coldcock for English Language Learners

  • : to hit (someone) very hard : to knock out (someone) with a hard punch


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