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3 definitions found
 for Chaparral cock
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chaparral \Cha`par*ral"\, n. [Sp., fr. chaparro an evergeen
     oak.]
     1. A thicket of low evergreen oaks.
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     2. An almost impenetrable thicket or succession of thickets
        of thorny shrubs and brambles.
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     Chaparral cock; fem. Chaparral hen (Zool.), a bird of the
        cuckoo family ({Geococcyx Californianus), noted for
        running with great speed. It ranges from California to
        Mexico and eastward to Texas; -- called also road
        runner, ground cuckoo, churea, and snake killer. It
        is the state bird of New Mexico.
        [1913 Webster +PJC] chapati

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cock \Cock\ (k[o^]k), n. [AS. coc; of unknown origin, perh. in
     imitation of the cry of the cock. Cf. Chicken.]
     1. The male of birds, particularly of gallinaceous or
        domestic fowls.
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     2. A vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock.
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              Drenched our steeples, drowned the cocks! --Shak.
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     3. A chief man; a leader or master. [Humorous]
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              Sir Andrew is the cock of the club, since he left
              us.                                   --Addison.
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     4. The crow of a cock, esp. the first crow in the morning;
        cockcrow. [Obs.]
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              He begins at curfew, and walks till the first cock.
                                                    --Shak.
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     5. A faucet or valve.
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     Note: Jonsons says, "The handle probably had a cock on the
           top; things that were contrived to turn seem anciently
           to have had that form, whatever was the reason."
           Skinner says, because it used to be constructed in
           forma crit[ae] galli, i.e., in the form of a cock's
           comb.
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     6. The style of gnomon of a dial. --Chambers.
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     7. The indicator of a balance. --Johnson.
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     8. The bridge piece which affords a bearing for the pivot of
        a balance in a clock or watch. --Knight.
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     9. a penis. [vulgar]
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     Ball cock. See under Ball.
  
     Chaparral cock. See under Chaparral.
  
     Cock and bull story, an extravagant, boastful story; a
        canard.
  
     Cock of the plains (Zool.) See Sage cock.
  
     Cock of the rock (Zool.), a South American bird ({Rupicola
        aurantia) having a beautiful crest.
  
     Cock of the walk, a chief or master; the hero of the hour;
        one who has overcrowed, or got the better of, rivals or
        competitors.
  
     Cock of the woods. See Capercailzie.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chaparral cock
      n 1: speedy largely terrestrial bird found from California and
           Mexico to Texas [syn: roadrunner, chaparral cock,
           Geococcyx californianus]

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