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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.


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



a fight between specially bred gamecocks usu. fitted with spurs.
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


[ˈkɒkfaɪt] Npelea f de gallos


[ˈkɒkˌfaɪt] ncombattimento di galli
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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 best and by far the funniest of the tales comes in the form of a cockfight between a rich man driving a BMW and a peasant driving a truck.
And he came across, in Naqvi's words, as a "cross between a circus ringmaster and a cockfight pit owner in Lucknow's Nakkhas.
Many legislatures are working to increase penalties for participating in or watching a cockfight, or for having paraphernalia, such as leg knives.
A cockfight is a blood sport between two rosters, held in a ring called cockpit.
When Joseph Alsop paid a visit for Sunday lunch that spring, to his surprise and the subsequent dismay of his Herald Tribune readers he was borne off to his first cockfight and wrote a rousing column about the experience.
We should go ahead even if we disagree on a specific point," he said, "We need to move forward and avoid sliding the dialogue into a cockfight.
He was jailed for 26 weeks - later reduced to 21 weeks on appeal - for killing a badger by setting dogs on it, causing a cockfight and deliberately starting a fight between a dog and a cat.
Theatre: Naughtily titled Cockfight Play (The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 West 42nd Street, 646 223 3010), the off-Broadway play by Mike Bartlett is a tense and terrific comedy.
pdf) he led another failed effort to defeat an amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill that would make it a crime for an adult to bring a child to a dog or cockfight.
Manila, Jumada I 22, 1433, Apr 14, 2012, SPA -- Three people were killed and 33 wounded in a grenade explosion on Saturday during a cockfight in the southern Philippines, police said.
For, allegorically, what is the cockfight if not a political drama?