from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To set the cock of (a firearm) at the first notch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cock the hammer of, as a gun, so that it rests at the first notch.
  • n. The position of the cock or hammer of a gun when it is elevated only half-way and retained by the first notch. See cock.

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

  • n. confusion resulting from lack of preparation


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