gamecock

noun
game·​cock | \ ˈgām-ˌkäk How to pronounce gamecock (audio) \

Definition of gamecock

: a rooster of the domestic chicken trained for fighting

Examples of gamecock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This game has all the marking of a chess match style shootout with the gamecock becoming the decisive factor. Zack Jones, Forbes, 9 Oct. 2021 Sir Big Spur the gamecock was missing at South Carolina. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Sep. 2020 The gamecock — el gallo fino de pelea — is ubiquitous on the island. Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2019 The gamecock — el gallo fino de pelea — is ubiquitous on the island. Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2019 When a gamecock whose fight ended in a draw came in too badly injured, Rodríguez broke its neck. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Nov. 2019 The gamecock — el gallo fino de pelea — is ubiquitous on the island. Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2019 The gamecock — el gallo fino de pelea — is ubiquitous on the island. Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2019 The gamecock — el gallo fino de pelea — is ubiquitous on the island. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Nov. 2019 See More

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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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“Gamecock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gamecock. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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