gamecock

noun
game·​cock | \ˈgām-ˌkäk \

Definition of gamecock 

: a rooster of the domestic chicken trained for fighting

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But in general, the owners place their gamecocks in a small arena known as the cockpit, where the fighting commences. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Cockfighting: A bit of history," 30 May 2018 A dead gamecock was on top of one of the cages, and two or three of the birds appeared injured, police said. Kevin Kelly, The Mercury News, "East Palo Alto cockfighting suspect pleads not guilty," 27 Apr. 2017 Allisha Gray drove her way to 11 points for South Carolina (31-4) — and Dawn Staley’s Gamecocks are back in the Final Four for the first time since 2015 still chasing the program’s first NCAA championship. Janie Mccauley, The Denver Post, "No. 1 South Carolina follows men’s team, reaches Final Four," 27 Mar. 2017 MU beat the Gamecocks during the 1979 Hall of Fame Classic and authored the biggest comeback in program history against former coach Steve Spurrier’s squad in the 2005 Independence Bowl. Tod Palmer, kansascity.com, "Mizzou will open SEC season under lights; early KU, K-State kickoffs also announced," 31 May 2017 The Tigers beat the Gamecocks in a series two weeks ago in Columbia. Tod Palmer, kansascity.com, "LSU thrashes Mizzou 10-3 in SEC Baseball Tournament second round," 24 May 2017 Hill led the Gamecocks with six interceptions in 2016. Creg Stephenson, AL.com, "South Alabama's Randy Allen signs with Baltimore Ravens following tryout camp," 18 May 2017 With all that, the Gamecocks are going to their first national championship after beating Stanford 62-53 Friday night in the women’s national semifinals. Stephen Hawkins, The Denver Post, "South Carolina women beat Stanford 62-53 in Final Four," 31 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of gamecock

1634, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gamecock

game entry 1 + cock entry 1

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