Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A children's game in which a blindfolded player tries to guess who hit him.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A childish play, in which one covers his eyes, and guesses who strikes him or his hand placed behind him.

Etymologies

hot +‎ cockle, perhaps corrupted from knuckle. Compare French main chaude ("hot hand"), referring to the same game. (Wiktionary)

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