Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To let down the hammer of (a gun) easily, so as not to explode the charge.
  • To let down or lower the brim of, as a hat, releasing it from the fastening which held it cocked up against the crown.
  • To open or spread out from a cock or heap, as hay.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To let down the cock of, as a firearm.
  • transitive verb To deprive of its cocked shape, as a hat, etc.
  • transitive verb To open or spread from a cock or heap, as hay.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To straighten or flatten (remove a cocked shape)
  • verb transitive To let down the cock of (a firearm).
  • verb To open or spread from a cock or heap, as hay.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

un- +‎ cock

Examples

  • With great regret, I uncock the rifle and lower it!

    Hi, I'm Bill, and I'll Be Your Hunter This Season

  • I was blindfolded, but I could hear what they were saying, and I could actually hear the guns as they would cock them and uncock them to try to threaten me.

    CNN Transcript Jan 29, 2007

  • With difficulty he managed to uncock it and poke it back in its holster.

    Comanche Moon

  • With difficulty he managed to uncock it and poke it back in its holster.

    Comanche Moon

  • With difficulty he managed to uncock it and poke it back in its holster.

    Comanche Moon

  • With difficulty he managed to uncock it and poke it back in its holster.

    The Lonesome Dove Series

  • Holding it more in the fingers gives your hands and wrists more flexibility to cock and uncock and produce more clubhead speed and greater distance.

    Find Your Own Fundamentals

  • Holding it more in the fingers gives your hands and wrists more flexibility to cock and uncock and produce more clubhead speed and greater distance.

    Find Your Own Fundamentals

  • The pair had scarcely crawled up among the luggage upon the stage-top, before there was an outcry from the passengers on the box in front -- "Uncock your pistols! uncock your pistols!" for the officer had dropped his fire-arms, cocked and capped, upon the top of our coach, with the muzzles pointed towards us.

    Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses

  • The musician not showing any visible appreciation of the manager's metaphor, Perkins immediately proceeded to uncock his eye.

    The Fifth String

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