- having cogs.
Origin of cogged
- (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.
- a cogwheel.
- a person who plays a minor part in a large organization, activity, etc.: He's just a small cog in the financial department.
- (of an electric motor) to move jerkily.
- to roll or hammer (an ingot) into a bloom or slab.
- slip a cog, to make a blunder; err: One of the clerks must have slipped a cog.
Origin of cog1
- to manipulate or load (dice) unfairly.
- to cheat, especially at dice.
Origin of cog2
- Carpentry. (in a cogged joint) the tongue in one timber, fitting into a corresponding slot in another.
- Mining. a cluster of timber supports for a roof.Compare chock(def 4).
- Carpentry. to join with a cog.
Origin of cog3
Examples from the Web for cogged
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.
One set will be cogged, and will be used when the locomotives are engaged in towing.
One schoolboy will sometimes copy from another:—'You cogged that sum.'English As We Speak It in Ireland
P. W. Joyce
Victory unassuaged was theirs, and for them Fortune had cogged her dice.Sir Mortimer
- any of the teeth or projections on the rim of a gearwheel or sprocket
- a gearwheel, esp a small one
- a person or thing playing a small part in a large organization or process
- (tr) metallurgy to roll (cast-steel ingots) to convert them into blooms
- slang to cheat (in a game, esp dice), as by loading a dice
- a tenon that projects from the end of a timber beam for fitting into a mortise
- (tr) to join (pieces of wood) with cogs
Word Origin and History for cogged
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."
Idioms and Phrases with cogged
In addition to the idiom beginning with cog
- cog in the wheel
- slip a cog