Cockshy definition

kŏkshī
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A mark aimed at in throwing contests.
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The throw in a throwing contest.
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A throw at a mark.
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The mark aimed at.
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A game in which trinkets are set upon sticks, to be thrown at by the players; -- so called from an ancient popular sport which consisted in shying or throwing cudgels at live cocks.
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An object at which stones are flung.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cockshy
Plural:
cockshies

Origin of cockshy

  • From an old game in which sticks were shied at a cock

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition