Definition of gorcock in English:

gorcock

noun

Northern English, Scottish
  • The male of the red grouse.

    • ‘Gorcocks, being so big and having the ability to rip and shred, I thought at first that it must be some gorcocks chowing down.’
    • ‘The word ‘gorcock’ means moorcock, a red or black male grouse, and was often used as a symbol for Bonnie Prince Charlie.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from gor- (of unknown origin) + cock.

Pronunciation

gorcock

/ˈɡɔːkɒk/