Definition of Cockfighting

1. Noun. Participation in the sport of matching gamecocks in a cockfight.

Generic synonyms: Blood Sport
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Definition of Cockfighting

1. n. The act or practice of pitting gamecocks to fight.

2. a. Addicted to cockfighting.

Definition of Cockfighting

1. Noun. A gambling blood sport (illegal in most countries) in which two roosters have spikes placed on their feet and are made to fight each other, usually to the death. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of cockfight) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cockfighting

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cockfighting

cocket writer
cockets
cockeye
cockeyed
cockeyedly
cockeyedness
cockeyednesses
cockeyes
cockface
cockfaces
cockfag
cockfags
cockfight
cockfighter
cockfighters
cockfighting (current term)
cockfightings
cockfights
cockheads
cockhorse
cockhorses
cockieleekie
cockier
cockies
cockiest
cockily
cockiness
cockinesses
cocking

Literary usage of Cockfighting

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1. The Games & Diversions of Argyleshire by Robert Craig Maclagan (1901)
"cockfighting—COACH S; one behind her own companion with her hand on her head. ... cockfighting As this is forbidden by law, it cannot now appear among the ..."

2. Polynesian researches by William Ellis (1831)
"cockfighting—Aquatic sports—Swimming in the surf— Danger from sharks—Juvenile amusements—Account of the ..."

3. The Newspaper Press: Its Origin--progress--and Present Position by James Grant (1871)
"Appearance of New Journals—the St. James's Chronicle—Increase in the Number of Newspapers—Improvement in their Character—Prevalence of cockfighting—the ..."

4. Tenerife and Its Six Satellites: Or, The Canary Islands Past and Present by Olivia M. Stone (1889)
"... cockfighting, i The rivulet, Wanton and wild, through many a green ravine Beneath the forest flowed. Sometimes it fell Among the moss with hollow ..."

5. Knowledge for the Time: A Manual of Reading, Reference, and Conversation on by John Timbs (1864)
"cockfighting was, in fact, the great national amusement, particularly in the ... Some ninety years ago, in the north of England, when a cockfighting was ..."

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