Definitions for half-cocked

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (of a firearm) held in the position of half cock.

    Category: Military

Idioms for half-cocked:

  1. go off half-cocked,to act or speak impulsively or thoughtlessly.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of half-cocked:



  1. half-cocked(Adjective)

    Not fully cocked

  2. half-cocked(Adjective)

    Not fully prepared


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