recock

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ cock

Verb[edit]

recock (third-person singular simple present recocks, present participle recocking, simple past and past participle recocked)

  1. (transitive) To cock (a firearm) again.
    • 2007 December 17, Theo Emery, “Killed in a Duel, Then Lost in the Earth”, New York Times:
      He recocked, fired again, and hit his adversary's abdomen. Mr. Dickinson bled to death over many hours, in terrible agony, according to accounts.