(Cock"er) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cockered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Cockering.] [OE. cokeren; cf. W.
cocru to indulge, fondle, E. cock the bird, F. coqueliner to dandle to imitate the crow of a cock, to run
after the girls, and E. cockle, v.] To treat with too great tenderness; to fondle; to indulge; to pamper.
Cocker thy child and he shall make thee afraid.
Ecclesiasticus xxx. 9.
Poor folks cannot afford to cocker themselves up.
(Cock"er), n. [From Cock the bird.]
1. One given to cockfighting. [Obs.] Steele.
2. (Zoöl.) A small dog of the spaniel kind, used for starting up woodcocks, etc.
(Cock"er), n. [OE. coker qyiver, boot, AS. cocer quiver; akin to G. köcher quiver, and perh. originally
meaning receptacle, holder. Cf. Quiver (for arrows).] A rustic high shoe or half-boots. [Obs.] Drayton.
(Cock"er*el) n. [Prob. a double dim. of cock.] A young cock.
(Cock"et) a. [F. coquet coquettish. See Coquette, n.] Pert; saucy. [Obs.] Halliwell.
1. (Eng. Law) A customhouse seal; a certified document given to a shipper as a warrant that his goods
have been duly entered and have paid duty.
2. An office in a customhouse where goods intended for export are entered. [Eng.]
3. A measure for bread. [Obs.] Blount.
(Cock"eye`) n. [From cock to turn up.] A squinting eye. Forby.
(Cock"eye`), n. (Mach.) The socket in the ball of a millstone, which sits on the cockhead.
(Cock"fight`) n. A match or contest of gamecocks.
(Cock"fight`ing), n. The act or practice of pitting gamecocks to fight.
(Cock"fight`ing), a. Addicted to cockfighting.
(Cock"head`) n. (Mach.) The rounded or pointed top of a grinding mill spindle, forming a
pivot on which the stone is balanced.
1. A child's rocking-horse.
Ride a cockhorse to Banbury cross.
2. A high or tall horse. [R.]
1. Lifted up, as one is on a tall horse.
2. Lofty in feeling; exultant; proud; upstart.
Our painted fools and cockhorse peasantry.