noun, plural cock·a·toos.
- a person who owns and works a small farm or ranch.
- Slang. a lookout posted by criminals or the operators of illegal gambling games.
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When one can play the violin and can't teach, any more than a cockatoo, what's the good of wasting one's time in teaching?'Robert Elsmere|Mrs. Humphry Ward
The man on the land in Australia is represented by two classes, the squatter and the cockatoo farmer.The Awful Australian|Valerie Desmond
The cockatoo was sent in the cage by coach, and a perch, made of foreign wood, followed by the carrier.Tales from Many Sources|Various
"There is no need to be so angry, old lady," replied the cockatoo.The Cockatoo's Story|Mrs. George Cupples
Cockatoo then returned by boat to the Gartley jetty and told his master.The Green Mummy|Fergus Hume