One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A simple gate improvised from wire and pieces of wood.‘he opened the cocky's gate between their two homes’
- ‘For sale is a lovely picture of a typical cocky's gate.’
- ‘The cocky’s gate is one of those gates roughly constructed with either star pickets or wood connected with wire and secured by tie wire to existing fencing.’
- ‘The cache is actually outside of the cocky's gate.’
- ‘There is a large tall palm tree to keep an eye out for, and directly opposite this, you will see a large cocky's gate.’
- ‘If you feel that the grid is too narrow, there is a cocky's gate beside it.’
- ‘Please be sure to shut the cocky's gate securely.’
- ‘Alongside, on both the left and right of these gates, are some cocky’s gates.’
- ‘I entered via the cocky's gate on the left, which consisted of a rusty star dropper and some mesh.’
- ‘A cocky's gate was improvised from two pieces of stick and some barbed wire.’
- ‘Wire gates are also known as cocky’s gates in several states.’
Late 19th century: from cocky + gate.
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