Meaning of “cockerel” in the English Dictionary

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"cockerel" in English

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cockerelnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒk.ər.əl/ us /ˈkɑː.kɚ.əl/

Examples from literature

  • A long-legged, flying cockerel keeled over and began to kick. 
  • On a Friday morning it was that a fox, or perhaps a cat, made away with Mrs. Ashton's most prized black cockerel, a bird without a single white feather on its body. 
  • Suppose you flap your wings, and crow for us, like a fighting cockerel. 

(Definition of “cockerel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)