noun, plural wood·cocks, (especially collectively) wood·cock for 1, 2.
Origin of woodcock
Examples from the Web for woodcock
I was also struck by the range of food—he talks about eating tripe and woodcock.
I know I shall break down and have a woodcock and some champagne.Ayala's Angel|Anthony Trollope
Here elk and deer are bred, there are abundant hares and rabbits, and also woodcock, grouse and snipe shooting.America, Volume I (of 6)|Joel Cook
There was Mrs. Woodcock peeping at him from behind a tussock of grass.The Burgess Bird Book for Children|Thornton W. Burgess
Old English wuducoc, from wudu "wood" (n.) + coc "cock."