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Meaning of cog

cog

Pronunciation: (kog, kôg), [key]
— n., v., cogged, cog•ging.
—n.
  1. (not in technical use) a gear tooth, formerly esp. one of hardwood or metal, fitted into a slot in a gearwheel of less durable material.
  2. a cogwheel.
  3. a person who plays a minor part in a large organization, activity, etc.: He's just a small cog in the financial department.
—v.i.
  1. (of an electric motor) to move jerkily.
—v.t.
  1. to roll or hammer (an ingot) into a bloom or slab.
  2. to make a blunder; err: One of the clerks must have slipped a cog.

cog

Pronunciation: (kog, kôg), [key]
— v., cogged, cog•ging.
—v.t.
  1. to manipulate or load (dice) unfairly.
—v.i.
  1. to cheat, esp. at dice.

cog

Pronunciation: (kog, kôg), [key]
— n., v., cogged, cog•ging.
—n.
  1. (in a cogged joint) the tongue in one timber, fitting into a corresponding slot in another.
  2. a cluster of timber supports for a roof. Cf. chock (def. 4).
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to join with a cog.

cog.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. cognate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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