Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fight between gamecocks, often fitted with metal gaffs, that is arranged as a spectacle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A contest, in a cockpit, between gamecocks fitted with cockspurs
  • v. To participate in (as a rooster), or organize and run (as a gambler or bookie), a cockfighting event.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A match or contest of gamecocks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A match or contest of cocks; a very ancient sport, in which cocks, usually armed with long steel spurs bound to the shanks, are set to fight with each other, commonly in a “pit,” so called.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a match in a cockpit between two fighting cocks heeled with metal gaffs

Etymologies

cock +‎ fight (Wiktionary)

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