The Collaborative International Dictionary
Acock \A*cock"\, adv. [Pref. a- + cock.] In a cocked or turned up fashion.
adv. 1 In a cocked or turned-up fashion. 2 defiantly
Usage examples of "acock".
David and Deborah his manner remained always the same, jestingly ironic, scornfully loquacious, lovingly friendly of a sudden, then for a day, two days, a week utterly silent, while his eyes roved, his ears were acock listening for a step.
And we were still without the se acock being connected under the galley sink.
Both these jobs, the mast and the se acock demanded that the boat be taken to a yard, but if I did that I risked some lawyer slapping a lien on her.
After a great deal of worrying, I thought I might have a way to do the se acock without swamping the boat.
In another hour I had the se acock installed, the line freed from the keel and the boat floating upright in her shady berth.