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bol·lock

 (bŏl′ək)
n. Vulgar Slang
1. A testicle.
2. bollocks Foolish talk; nonsense.

[Middle English ballok, from Old English beallucas, testicles; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]
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bollock

(ˈbɒlək)
vb (tr)
offensive to rebuke severely, upbraid, reprimand
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Noun1.bollock - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgensbollock - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
arteria testicularis, internal spermatic artery, testicular artery - a branch of the aorta supplying the testicles
testicular vein, vena testicularis - a vein from the testicles
male reproductive system - the reproductive system of males
seminiferous tubule - any of the numerous long convoluted tubules in the testis which are the sites where spermatozoa mature
gonad, sex gland - a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced
cobblers - a man's testicles (from Cockney rhyming slang: cobbler's awl rhymes with ball)
male reproductive gland - the reproductive organs of a man
undescended testicle, undescended testis - a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops; "undescended testicles have an increased risk for cancer"
epididymis - a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens
rete testis - network of tubules carrying sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vasa efferentia
ductus deferens, vas deferens - a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct
spermatic cord - a structure resembling a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and other vessels and nerves
2.bollock - a pulley-block at the head of a topmast
pulley, pulley block, pulley-block, block - a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope
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