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noun pl. cockshies
- a throw at a mark
- the mark aimed at
Origin: cock plush shy
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noun pl. cock·shies Chiefly British
- A mark aimed at in throwing contests.
- The throw in a throwing contest.
Origin: From an old game in which sticks were shied at a cock.