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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"


[ˈkɒkˌfaɪtɪŋ] Nla pelea de gallos, peleas fpl de gallos
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AT least one Bahraini has been arrested during a raid on an illegal cockfighting den.
The holding of cockfights on weekends is prohibited under Presidential 449 or the Cockfighting Law and an existing ordinance of the municipality, the court said.
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SIX members of an illegal cockfighting ring have been found guilty of animal welfare offences.
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Manila: Authorities have banned cockfighting for two weeks in the central Philippine province of Luzon, where 37,000 birds have been killed by the avian flu virus on 36 farms since May.
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The officials explained that although cockfighting per se is not illegal, the presence of betting in OTB sites, where online cockfighting is also shown, makes its operations unregulated and illegal.