Cock Cock (k[o^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cocked} (k[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cocking}.] [Cf. Gael. coc to cock.] 1. To set erect; to turn up. [1913 Webster]

Our Lightfoot barks, and cocks his ears. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

Dick would cock his nose in scorn. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. To shape, as a hat, by turning up the brim. [1913 Webster]

3. To set on one side in a pert or jaunty manner. [1913 Webster]

They cocked their hats in each other's faces. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

4. To turn (the eye) obliquely and partially close its lid, as an expression of derision or insinuation. [1913 Webster]

{Cocked hat}. (a) A hat with large, stiff flaps turned up to a peaked crown, thus making its form triangular; -- called also {three-cornered hat}. (b) A game similar to ninepins, except that only three pins are used, which are set up at the angles of a triangle. [1913 Webster]

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