from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A young rooster.
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- n. A young male chicken.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A young cock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A young domestic cock; specifically, the male of the domestic fowl up to one year old. Both cockerel and pullet are specifically called chicks, as distinguished from fowls.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a young domestic cock; not older than one year
"This cockerel is going to be the best thing I've seen all night, but I've already bought something," he said.
Doubtless we shall all be confounded in due course, for examining the entrails of a recently slaughtered cockerel is no more reliable now than it was in Roman times.
The cockerel is a popular motif in modernist art, symbolising regeneration, awakening and strength.
In one room entitled "Adieu myths", the exhibition also debunks the idea that the cockerel was a Gallic emblem, even if gallus in Latin means "cockerel" and "Gaul".
Although Clare felt that her cockerel was the best that she'd ever bred, she was unprepared for a phone call on Saturday lunchtime telling her that she'd won best of breed.
In the kitchen, underneath the mirror and to the left of the etching of the cockerel was the word outspoken.
One MDC supporter described it like plucking the feathers off a cockerel (the cockerel is the symbol of Zanu-PF).
For with a contemptuous laugh the Yankee uttered the one word "cockerel," and slammed down and fastened the light.
The "cockerel" side of these birds has white feathers, large wattles and breast muscles, whereas the smaller
So when we stood on a small patch of ground there, beside the ancient chapel and no more than a few yards from the crowded dual carriageway, with two sleeping pygmy goats, a crested cockerel and two hens for company, we were as unaware of the hordes racing past as they were of us or of the chapel, and seemingly translated into a different sphere of existence from theirs.