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An illegal, organized fight between gamecocks, often fitted with metal gaffs, that is arranged as a spectacle.

cock′fight′ing adj. & n.
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Noun1.cockfighting - participation in the sport of matching gamecocks in a cockfightcockfighting - participation in the sport of matching gamecocks in a cockfight
blood sport - sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting)
spar - fight with spurs; "the gamecocks were sparring"
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[ˈkɒkˌfaɪtɪŋ] Nla pelea de gallos, peleas fpl de gallos
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It was the biggest clubhouse, and the biggest club, in all Chicago; and they had prizefights every now and then, and cockfights and even dogfights.
The court also directed the provincial police chief to strictly ensure prevention of cruelty to animals in the guise of bullock cart racing, oxen cart racing, donkey cart racing, bullfights, ram fights, dogfights and cockfights, etc.
"Even cockfights are violent, and there are wins and losses there as well.
Over the centuries Castle Hill has witnessed Chartist rallies, prize fights, cockfights and even bombs.
Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, to reduce the criminal charges against individuals caught with cockfighting paraphernalia, betting on cockfights or knowingly leasing their property to cockfighting rings from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class C misdemeanor.
The setting - where men get kicks watching savage cockfights - is authentic and original.
'I saw YouTube clips of cockfights, and I modernized it into something like a mixed martial arts arena.
The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division has affirmed its decision to acquit and convict former Mayor Charita Chan of Babatngon, Leyte of her charges related to the Liga ng mga Barangay allegedly holding illegal cockfights every Saturday.
SWABI -- The police will take action against those found involved in the dog and cockfights which have been banned across the Swabi district, officials said on Friday.
Christian announced his legislation alongside officials from the Humane Society of the United States, who played a series of videos shot by investigators working undercover at various cockfights around the state.
"The cockfights are organized after the harvesting season, after we get a good yield.
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