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cock·fight

 (kŏk′fīt′)
n.
An illegal, organized fight between gamecocks, often fitted with metal gaffs, that is arranged as a spectacle.

cock′fight′ing adj. & n.

cockfight

(ˈkɒkˌfaɪt)
n
(Gambling, except Cards) a fight between two gamecocks fitted with sharp metal spurs
ˈcockˌfighting n

cock•fight

(ˈkɒkˌfaɪt)

n.
a fight between specially bred gamecocks usu. fitted with spurs.
[1485–95]
cock′fight`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cockfight - a match in a cockpit between two fighting cocks heeled with metal gaffscockfight - a match in a cockpit between two fighting cocks heeled with metal gaffs
match - a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
Translations

cockfight

[ˈkɒkfaɪt] Npelea f de gallos

cockfight

[ˈkɒkˌfaɪt] ncombattimento di galli
References in classic literature ?
For a long time, too, the theater was a man's amusement just as bear-baiting or cock-fighting had been.
He had been bred, as they call it, a gentleman; that is, bred up to do nothing; and had spent a very small fortune, which he inherited from an industrious farmer his uncle, in hunting, horse-racing, and cock-fighting, and had been married by my landlady for certain purposes, which he had long since desisted from answering; for which she hated him heartily.
He might as well go to the Rainbow, and hear the talk about the cock-fighting: everybody was there, and what else was there to be done?
A day or two afterwards the great passage outside the bedrooms was cleared of the boxes and portmanteaus, which went down to be packed by the matron, and great games of chariot-racing, and cock-fighting, and bolstering went on in the vacant space, the sure sign of a closing half-year.
His example was soon followed by other managers, though the favorite place for the theaters soon came to be the 'Bankside,' the region in Southwark just across the Thames from the 'city' where Chaucer's Tabard Inn had stood and where pits for bear-baiting and cock-fighting had long flourished.
This here Conkey Chickweed, miss, kept a public-house over Battlebridge way, and he had a cellar, where a good many young lords went to see cock-fighting, and badger-drawing, and that; and a wery intellectural manner the sports was conducted in, for I've seen
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