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cockcrow

[ kok-kroh ]
/ ˈkɒkˌkroʊ /
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noun

the time at which a cock characteristically crows; daybreak; dawn: He was in the kitchen each morning by cockcrow, making coffee and preparing breakfast.

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Origin of cockcrow

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English; see origin at cock1, crow2
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British Dictionary definitions for cockcrow

cockcrow

cockcrowing

/ (ˈkɒkˌkrəʊ) /

noun

daybreak
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