- the act or sport of throwing missiles at a target.
- the target itself.
Origin of cockshy
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Examples from the Web for cockshy
Russell's Top was another "Apex" and a cockshy for any enemy guns that were within range.The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I
Herbert Brayley Collett
On a day (or once) a Gipsy was playing at cockshy, and he threw a stick through the window of a great house and broke the glass.The English Gipsies and Their Language
Charles G. Leland
- a target aimed at in throwing games
- the throw itself.
Often shortened to: shy
C18: from shying (throwing objects at) a cock, which was given as a prize to the person who hit it
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