from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of a series of teeth, as on the rim of a wheel or gear, whose engagement transmits successive motive force to a corresponding wheel or gear.
- n. A cogwheel.
- n. A subordinate member of an organization who performs necessary but usually minor or routine functions.
- transitive v. To load or manipulate (dice) fraudulently.
- intransitive v. To cheat, especially at dice.
- n. An instance of cheating; a swindle.
- n. A tenon projecting from a wooden beam designed to fit into an opening in another beam to form a joint.
- transitive v. To join with tenons.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A ship of burden, or war with a round, bulky hull.
- n. A tooth on a gear
- n. A gear; a cogwheel
- n. An unimportant individual in a greater system.
- n. A projection or tenon at the end of a beam designed to fit into a matching opening of another piece of wood to form a joint.
- n. An act of cogging.
- v. to cheat at dice
- v. to cheat; to play or gamble fraudulently
- n. A small fishing boat
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To seduce, or draw away, by adulation, artifice, or falsehood; to wheedle; to cozen; to cheat.
- transitive v. To obtrude or thrust in, by falsehood or deception; ; to palm off.
- intransitive v. To deceive; to cheat; to play false; to lie; to wheedle; to cajole.
- n. A trick or deception; a falsehood.
- n. A tooth, cam, or catch for imparting or receiving motion, as on a gear wheel, or a lifter or wiper on a shaft; originally, a separate piece of wood set in a mortise in the face of a wheel.
- n. A kind of tenon on the end of a joist, received into a notch in a bearing timber, and resting flush with its upper surface.
- n. A tenon in a scarf joint; a coak.
- n. One of the rough pillars of stone or coal left to support the roof of a mine.
- transitive v. To furnish with a cog or cogs.
- n. A small fishing boat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small boat; a cockboat; a cock.
- n. A trading-vessel; a galley; a ship in general.
- n. A tooth, catch, or projection, usually one of a continuous series of such projections, on the periphery or the side of a wheel, or on any part of a machine, which, on receiving motion, engages with a corresponding tooth or projection on another wheel or other part of the machine, and imparts motion to it. See cut under cog-wheel.
- n. A mill-wheel; a cog-wheel.
- n. In mining, same as chock, 4.
- n. The short handle of a scythe.
- n. A kind of notch used in tailing joists or wall-plates.
- To furnish with cogs.
- To wedge up so as to render steady or prevent motion: as, to cog the leg of a table which stands unevenly; to cog a wheel of a carriage with a stone or a piece of wood.
- To harrow.
- n. A circular wooden vessel used for holding milk, broth, etc.
- n. A measure used at some mills, containing the fourth part of a peck.
- n. Intoxicating liquor.
- To empty into a wooden vessel.
- To flatter; wheedle; seduce or win by adulation or artifice.
- To obtrude or thrust by falsehood or deception; foist; palm: usually with in or on.
- To adapt (a die) for cheating, by loading it, so as to direct its fall: as, to play with cogged dice.
- To wheedle; flatter; dissimulate.
- To cheat, especially by means of loaded dice.
- n. A trick or deception.
- n. plural Loaded dice.
- In metallurgy, to roll, especially to roll ingots into blooms.
- An abbreviation of cognate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. roll steel ingots
- n. a subordinate who performs an important but routine function
- n. tooth on the rim of gear wheel
- v. join pieces of wood with cogs
Middle English cogge, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish kugg, kugge.
Alteration (influenced by cog1) of cock, to join with tenons.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Uncertain origin. Both verb and noun appear first in 1532. (Wiktionary)
From Old English cogge (Wiktionary)