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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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In fact, the cockfighting 'spectacle' is considered a popular pastime not only in Peshawar but across the country.
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