cockfight [käk′fīt΄]
a fight between gamecocks, usually wearing metal spurs on the legs, with informal betting on the outcome and with prize money awarded to the owner of the winner: cockfights are illegal in the U.S.

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  • Cockfight — Cock fight , n. A match or contest of gamecocks. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cockfight — Fighting cocks redirects here. For other uses, see Fighting cocks (disambiguation). Cock fight in London, circa 1808 …   Wikipedia

  • cockfight — UK [ˈkɒkˌfaɪt] / US [ˈkɑkˌfaɪt] noun [countable] Word forms cockfight : singular cockfight plural cockfights an organized fight between two male chickens with sharp metal spurs on their feet. Cockfights are illegal in many countries. Derived word …   English dictionary

  • cockfight — /ˈkɒkfaɪt / (say kokfuyt) noun 1. a fight between gamecocks, often with metal spurs attached to their legs, on the outcome of which spectators place bets. 2. a game, often in water, in which contestants on piggyback try to unseat one another by… …  

  • cockfight — cockfighting ► NOUN ▪ the sport (illegal in the UK and some other countries) of setting two cocks to fight each other. DERIVATIVES cockfight noun …   English terms dictionary

  • cockfight — noun Date: circa 1566 a contest in which gamecocks usually fitted with metal spurs are pitted against each other • cockfighting adjective or noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cockfight — cockfighting, n., adj. /kok fuyt /, n. a fight between specially bred gamecocks usually fitted with spurs. [1485 95; COCK1 + FIGHT] * * * …   Universalium

  • cockfight — 1. noun A contest, in a cockpit, between gamecocks fitted with cockspurs 2. verb To participate in (as a rooster), or organize and run (as a gambler or bookie), a cockfighting event. See Also: cockfighter, cockfighti …   Wiktionary

  • cockfight — cock|fight [ kak,faıt ] noun count an organized fight between two male chickens with sharp metal SPURS on their feet. Cockfights are illegal in many countries. ╾ cock|fight|ing noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cockfight — n. contest between gamecocks armed with spurs …   English contemporary dictionary

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