cold cock

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cold cock (plural cold cocks)

  1. (slang) A small heavy object used to give additional force to a punch or other blow of the hand.
    • 1993, The Journal of Irish Literature, page 14
      I had my hand on the lead cold cock and I knew it would not be enough. "Give this man a beer, Sport," [] . I hit him on the temple with the cold cock.


cold cock (third-person singular simple present cold cocks, present participle cold cocking, simple past and past participle cold cocked)

  1. (slang) To hit someone with a cold cock.
  2. (slang) To hit someone with a club, bottle, or any object that gives additional force to the blow.
  3. (slang) To knock someone unconscious.
    • 1992, Ken Kesey, Sailor Song, page 153:
      "I can't believe it. You cold-cocked the big stud." "He blindsided and cold-cocked him," Greer said proudly.