transitive + intransitive
: to cock again
: to position the hammer of (a firearm) to reset it for firing after a previous attempt to discharge it
- If a quarterback has pump-faked and then begins to recock the arm and the ball is lost, that is a fumble.
- —Nick Cafardo
- If a deer is still in the vicinity, it's not likely that the hunter can recock without alerting it.
- —Eric Bruce
- When his pistol misfired, onlookers declared honor had been restored. But the feisty Jackson, blood dripping into his boots, recocked his pistol, fired and killed the startled Dickinson.
- —Robert Kyle