sockdologer
Sockdolager Sock*dol"a*ger, n. [A corruption of doxology.] [Written also {sockdologer}.] 1. That which finishes or ends a matter; a settler; a poser, as a heavy blow, a conclusive answer, and the like. [Slang, U.S.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Angling) A combination of two hooks which close upon each other, by means of a spring, as soon as the fish bites. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

3. Something unusually large. [Slang, U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • sockdologer — noun see sockdolager …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sockdologer — sock·dol·o·ger …   English syllables

  • sockdologer — noun see sockdolager …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sockdolager — Sock*dol a*ger, n. [A corruption of doxology.] [Written also {sockdologer}.] 1. That which finishes or ends a matter; a settler; a poser, as a heavy blow, a conclusive answer, and the like. [Slang, U.S.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Angling) A combination… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sockdolager — or sockdologer noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1830 1. something that settles a matter ; a decisive blow or answer ; finisher 2. something outstanding or exceptional …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sockdolager — noun a) a hard hit, a knockout or finishing blow I gave the fellow a socdolager over his head with the barrel of my gun, b) something exceptional The thunder would go rumbling and grumbling away, and quit and then rip comes another flash and… …   Wiktionary

  • sockdolager — ☆ sockdolager or sockdologer [säk däl′ə jər ] n. [metathetic alteration (infl. by SOCK2) < DOXOLOGY (in sense of “conclusion”) + ER] [Old Slang] Slang former 1. something final or decisive, as a heavy blow 2. something outstanding …   English World dictionary

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