Meaning of woodcock

wood•cock

Pronunciation: (wood'kok"), [key]
— pl. -cocks, -cock
  1. either of two plump, short-legged migratory game birds of variegated brown plumage, the Eurasian Scolopax rusticola and the smaller American Philohela minor.
  2. any of various pileated or ivory-billed woodpeckers.
  3. a simpleton.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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