cockshy definition

  • noun:
    • Chiefly British A mark aimed at in tossing contests.
    • Chiefly British The throw in a throwing contest.
    • a casino game by which trinkets tend to be set upon sticks, becoming tossed at because of the players; -- so called from a historical preferred sport which consisted in shying or putting cudgels at live dicks.
    • An object at which stones are flung.
    • a game title where trinkets tend to be set upon sticks, is tossed at by the people; -- so called from a historical preferred sport which consisted in “shying” or putting cudgels at live cocks.
    • An object where rocks tend to be flung.
    • The work of tossing rocks or any other missiles at a mark or target.
    • the thing from which the shy is created; a mark or target.
    • A booth or any other establishment, as at a good, in which for a tiny cost one may secure the privilege of getting a particular few shies at some object, particularly a negro's head, and obtain a prize (a cigar or even the want) if successful.

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