Cop waste
Cop Cop (k[o^]p), n. [AS. cop; cf. G. kopf head. Cf. {Cup}, {Cob}.] 1. The top of a thing; the head; a crest. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Cop they used to call The tops of many hills. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

2. A conical or conical-ended mass of coiled thread, yarn, or roving, wound upon a spindle, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. A tube or quill upon which silk is wound. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mil. Arch.) Same as {Merlon}. [1913 Webster]

5. A policeman. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

{Cop waste}, a kind of cotton waste, composed chiefly of remnants of cops from which the greater part of the yarn has been unwound. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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