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cogged

[kogd] /kɒgd/
adjective
1.
having cogs.
Origin of cogged
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; cog1 + -ed3
Related forms
uncogged, adjective

cog1

[kog, kawg] /kɒg, kɔg/
noun
1.
(not in technical use) a gear tooth, formerly especially one of hardwood or metal, fitted into a slot in a gearwheel of less durable material.
2.
3.
a person who plays a minor part in a large organization, activity, etc.:
He's just a small cog in the financial department.
verb (used without object), cogged, cogging.
4.
(of an electric motor) to move jerkily.
verb (used with object), cogged, cogging.
5.
to roll or hammer (an ingot) into a bloom or slab.
Idioms
6.
slip a cog, to make a blunder; err:
One of the clerks must have slipped a cog.
Origin
1200-50; Middle English cogge, probably < Scandinavian; compare Swedish, Norwegian kugg cog

cog2

[kog, kawg] /kɒg, kɔg/
verb (used with object), cogged, cogging.
1.
to manipulate or load (dice) unfairly.
verb (used without object), cogged, cogging.
2.
to cheat, especially at dice.
Origin
First recorded in 1525-35; origin uncertain

cog3

[kog, kawg] /kɒg, kɔg/
noun
1.
Carpentry. (in a cogged joint) the tongue in one timber, fitting into a corresponding slot in another.
2.
Mining. a cluster of timber supports for a roof.
Compare chock (def 4).
verb (used with or without object), cogged, cogging.
3.
Carpentry. to join with a cog.
Origin
1855-60; special use of cog1; replacing cock in same sense, special use of cock1 (in sense of projection); see coak
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Examples from the Web for cogged
Historical Examples
  • The sea was their gaming table and it was their ill luck if the dice were cogged.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
  • The wheel will be revolved by a motor geared to the cogged part of the rim.

    The Panama Canal

    Frederic Jennings Haskin
  • One set will be cogged, and will be used when the locomotives are engaged in towing.

    The Panama Canal

    Frederic Jennings Haskin
  • One schoolboy will sometimes copy from another:—'You cogged that sum.'

  • Victory unassuaged was theirs, and for them Fortune had cogged her dice.

    Sir Mortimer Mary Johnston
  • Some spits were mechanized with a cogged wheel and a weight at the end of a string.

  • Artifacts in association: possible feature 15C and a cogged stone found about 18 inches away.

  • The railway has a central rail which is cogged, and into this endless cog fits a wheel underneath the engine.

  • It existed also among the Romans, as proved by the 'cogged' or loaded dice dug up at Herculaneum.

  • The "cogged joint," used for connecting purlins to rafter and joists to girders, is illustrated in Fig. 353.

    Woodwork Joints William Fairham
British Dictionary definitions for cogged

cog1

/kɒɡ/
noun
1.
any of the teeth or projections on the rim of a gearwheel or sprocket
2.
a gearwheel, esp a small one
3.
a person or thing playing a small part in a large organization or process
verb cogs, cogging, cogged
4.
(transitive) (metallurgy) to roll (cast-steel ingots) to convert them into blooms
Word Origin
C13: of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish kogge, Swedish kugge, Norwegian kug

cog2

/kɒɡ/
verb cogs, cogging, cogged
1.
(slang) to cheat (in a game, esp dice), as by loading a dice
Word Origin
C16: originally a dice-playing term, of unknown origin

cog3

/kɒɡ/
noun
1.
a tenon that projects from the end of a timber beam for fitting into a mortise
verb cogs, cogging, cogged
2.
(transitive) to join (pieces of wood) with cogs
Word Origin
C19: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for cogged

cog

n.

c.1300, "cog wheel;" late 14c., "tooth on a wheel," probably a borrowing from a Scandinavian language (cf. Norwegian kugg "cog") and cognate with Middle High German kugel "ball."

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Idioms and Phrases with cogged

cog

In addition to the idiom beginning with cog also see: slip a cog
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