Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • "If you want to see her picture, Tom, uncock your gun."

    Laramie Holds the Range

  • "Don't uncock your gun till I'm through, Tom," urged Laramie.

    Laramie Holds the Range

  • I halted my party in a hollow nearest the buffalo, pointed out to them the great danger from so large a party as ours running at once into the herd, ordered Alphonse to uncock his pistol and return it to the holster, and cautioned the others against either drawing or cocking until they should have closed in upon the buffalo.

    Recollections of a Virginian in the Mexican, Indian, and Civil wars,

  • Education won, and Mark stared as he saw his father uncock his piece and throw it over his shoulder, while the major began to laugh.

    Mother Carey's Chicken Her Voyage to the Unknown Isle

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