the male of domestic fowl and certain game birds; cock.
a representation of this bird, used as an emblem of the Democratic Party from 1842 to 1874.
Informal. a cocky person.
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How to use rooster in a sentence
Located at an elevation of 3,000 feet, it was a lot colder than I expected, and the yurt itself was not heated or soundproof, which meant three sleepless nights of hearing singing coqui frogs, crowing roosters, and distant sounds of gunshots.
rooster & Owl is newly comfortable, thanks to a handsome front patio set with table lamps and a dining room that has replaced concrete floors with wood.
In 2019, the bronze horse head statue was returned nearly 160 years after it was pilfered, but the whereabouts of the snake, dog, sheep, dragon and rooster remain unknown.
Hens were raised as egg layers while the roosters were the first ones to become Sunday dinner.Why the US egg industry is still killing 300 million chicks a year | Tove K. Danovich | April 12, 2021 | Vox
In fact, hunters could harvest as much as 93 percent of pre-hunt roosters without hurting the population as a whole, according to Pheasants Forever, a nonprofit dedicated to conserving wildlife habitat.How Non-Native Pheasants Protect American Biodiversity | Wes Siler | April 1, 2021 | Outside Online
Lawler notes that in the Zoroastrian religion of the Persians, the rooster was of the utmost importance.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity | William O’Connor | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His last words were, “Crito, we owe a rooster to Asclepius.”What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway? | P. J. O’Rourke | June 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nicaragua: The name of the country's traditional dish, gallo pinto, translates to "spotted rooster."
Samuelsson: I love to head over to Red rooster and see my guests.Marcus Samuelsson Talks Thanksgiving: Glogg And Berbere-Spiced Turkey | Katie Baker | November 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Daily Beast: Is the holiday a busy time for Red rooster Harlem?Marcus Samuelsson Talks Thanksgiving: Glogg And Berbere-Spiced Turkey | Katie Baker | November 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
For the rooster who was always perched on the weather-vane on the barn was up so high and he shone like gold.Seven O'Clock Stories | Robert Gordon Anderson
But Mother Wyandotte didn't bother about anything so high in the sky as the sun and the rooster.Seven O'Clock Stories | Robert Gordon Anderson
There were a number of chickens on board and each rooster seemed obliged to salute the dawn with a fanfare of crowing.In Africa | John T. McCutcheon
The little bantam can crow quicker, oftener and with more ginger than any other rooster on the place.The Red Cow and Her Friends | Peter McArthur
"That's the last time you get me, old rooster," he said, in a voice that did not belong to him.The Varmint | Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for rooster
mainly US and Canadian the male of the domestic fowl; a cock
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