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bullock

[boo l-uh k] /ˈbʊl ək/
noun
1.
a castrated bull; steer.
2.
a young bull.
Origin of bullock
1000
before 1000; Middle English bullok, Old English bulluc. See bull1, -ock
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  • The first of this class of presses (the "bullock" press) was built in America.

  • He staggered back to his room like a bullock to its pen after it has had its death-blow in the shambles.

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  • A bullock must never be hurried, not even in the early morning.

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  • The magicians of Pharaoh could not afterwards mislead me about that bullock.

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  • No Burman will kill a cow or a bullock, and no Burman will sell its meat.

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British Dictionary definitions for bullock

bullock

/ˈbʊlək/
noun
1.
a gelded bull; steer
2.
(archaic) a bull calf
verb
3.
(intransitive) (Austral & NZ, informal) to work hard and long
Word Origin
Old English bulluc; see bull1, -ock
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Word Origin and History for bullock
n.

Old English bulluc "young bull," from Proto-Germanic *bulluka-, from the stem of bull (n.1). Now always a castrated bull reared for beef.

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