adjective or adverb Date: 1846 being in a cocked position

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  • acock — acock; acock·bill; …   English syllables

  • Acock — A*cock , adv. [Pref. a + cock.] In a cocked or turned up fashion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acock — [ə käk′] adv., adj. in a cocked or tilted position …   English World dictionary

  • Acock — Recorded in many forms as shown below, this interesting surname is English. It is a diminutive of the personal name Adam , which was borne, according to Genesis, by the first man. It is of uncertain etymology; it is often said to be from the… …   Surnames reference

  • acock — əˈ adjective Etymology: a (I) + cock (to turn up) : turned up or tilted : cocked with ears acock …   Useful english dictionary

  • acock-bill — acockˈ bill adverb (nautical) (of an anchor ready for dropping or yards topped up (a sign of mourning)) having the end pointing upward • • • Main Entry: ↑acock …   Useful english dictionary

  • acock — /euh kok /, adv., adj. cocked. [1840 50; A 1 + COCK2] * * * …   Universalium

  • acock — adverb a) In a cocked or turned up fashion. b) defiantly …   Wiktionary

  • acock — adv. in a cocked or turned up position …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Birmingham Acock's Green (UK Parliament constituency) — UK former constituency infobox Name = Birmingham Acock s Green Type = Borough Year = 1945 Abolition = 1950 members = oneBirmingham Acock s Green was a short lived constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from… …   Wikipedia

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