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  • n. A gambling blood sport (illegal in most countries) in which two roosters have spikes placed on their feet and are made to fight each other, usually to the death.
  • v. Present participle of cockfight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Addicted to cockfighting.
  • n. The act or practice of pitting gamecocks to fight.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fighting of cocks as a sport.
  • Addicted to the sport of fighting cocks; having the tastes and habits of a cock-fighter.

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

  • n. participation in the sport of matching gamecocks in a cockfight


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  • I will go with the judge on this one, although I generally think cockfighting is disgusting and repulsive.

    Waldo Jaquith - Cockfighters come out of the woodwork.

  • Sen. Phil Griego, D-San Jose, said … “To do away with cockfighting is to do away with a major part of our culture, of our Hispanic heritage,” he said. … [mjh: supporters include Ed Lowry, Ray Westall, Wilford Brimley]

    mjh's blog — 2005 — February

  • At the same time, he reminded individuals to keep away from engaging in gambling, such as cockfighting, which is popular during Holy Week.

    Sun.Star Network Online - Your Source of Philippine Community News

  • The Hawaiian Humane Society and the Humane Society of the United States and other animal protection groups strongly objected to the notion of cockfighting as a cultural activity. - Local New

  • The resolution doesn't have the force of law and wouldn't legalize cockfighting, which is prohibited in all 50 states.

    The Herald | - Front

  • One federal official called the cockfighting enterprise the largest he had ever seen in the United States.


  • The owner's son, 25-year-old Brian Ritter, has been charged with maintaining a dwelling for cockfighting, which is a felony.

    News for WNCT

  • Kari Nienstedt, the Arizona director for the Humane Society of the United States, called cockfighting and dogfighting "undeniably cruel blood sports" and said that the sheriff's enthusiasm to prosecute animal-cruelty offenders "makes him a great ally to have in the battle against animal fighting criminals." | news

  • In interviews, Parker said the group wants the state to legalize cockfighting, which is a crime in all 50 states. - Local News

  • John Goodwin, manager of animal-fighting issues at the HSUS, called cockfighting -- where birds are pitted against each other for entertainment and gambling purposes -- "a severe form of animal cruelty."

    The Charleston Gazette -


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