halfcock definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to create the dick of (a firearm) in the very first notch.
  • noun:
    • the positioning for the cock or hammer of a gun when it's elevated only half-way and retained by the very first notch. See cock.
    • confusion resulting from lack of preparation
  • others:
    • To cock the hammer of, as a gun, such that it rests within very first notch.

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