Coldcock



[kohld-kok] /ˈkoʊldˌkɒk/

verb (used with object), Slang.
1.
to knock (someone) unconscious, as with the fist.

noun

The act of knocking someone unconscious quickly before the victim can resist

verb

To knock someone unconscious; KNOCK someone OUT: He told me to step aside and I wouldn’t, so he cold cocked me/ He was going to die, cold-cocked and kicked senseless by a couple of redneck ranchers

[1918+; origin uncertain; perhaps fr the hammering of caulking into a boat’s or ship’s seams; perhaps related to Canadian loggers’ put the caulks to someone, ”stamp in someone’s face with spiked boots”]

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