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Gamecock definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GA'MECOCK, n. A cock bred or used to fight; a cock kept for barbarous sport.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a cock bred and trained for fighting [syn: gamecock, fighting cock]
2: someone who is a very fierce fighter [syn: hell-kite, hell-rooster, gamecock]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1646 a rooster of the domestic chicken trained for fighting

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also gamefowl) a cock bred and trained for cock-fighting.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gamecock Game"cock` (-k[o^]k`), n. (Zo["o]l.) The male game fowl.

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