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cold-cock

[kohld-kok] /ˈkoʊldˌkɒk/
verb (used with object), Slang.
1.
to knock (someone) unconscious, as with the fist.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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coldcock

noun

The act of knocking someone unconscious quickly before the victim can resist

verb

To knock someone unconscious; KNOCK someone OUT: He told me to step aside and I wouldn't, so he cold cocked me/ He was going to die, cold-cocked and kicked senseless by a couple of redneck ranchers

[1918+; origin uncertain; perhaps fr the hammering of caulking into a boat's or ship's seams; perhaps related to Canadian loggers' put the caulks to someone, ''stamp in someone's face with spiked boots'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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