(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.
J. Ingelow.

(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.

(Cock"et), n.

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.

(Cock"horse`) n.

1. A child's rocking-horse.

Ride a cockhorse to Banbury cross.
Mother Goose.

2. A high or tall horse. [R.]

(Cock"horse`), a.

1. Lifted up, as one is on a tall horse.

2. Lofty in feeling; exultant; proud; upstart.

Our painted fools and cockhorse peasantry.

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