Locking vs Cocking - What's the difference?

locking | cocking |


As verbs the difference between locking and cocking

is that locking is while cocking is .

As nouns the difference between locking and cocking

is that locking is the act by which something is locked while cocking is (archaic) the hunting of gamecocks.

As an adjective cocking is

(vulgar) offensive or worthless.

locking

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is locked.
  • * 1862 , Wilkie Collins, No Name
  • On the other hand, it was just as probable that these comings and goings, these lockings and unlockings, might be attributable to the existence of some private responsibility, which had unexpectedly intruded itself into the old man's easy existence...
  • (computing) Using a lock or a mutex to restrict the access to a part of a code to at most one process.
  • Derived terms

    * double-checked locking

    cocking

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

  • (archaic) The hunting of gamecocks.
  • (obsolete) Cockfighting.
  • * 1792 , The European Magazine, and London Review (volume 21, page 313)
  • Thus circumstanced, he became the avowed companion of sharpers and gamblers, attended cockings and races

    Derived terms

    * cocker, cocker spaniel

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (vulgar) offensive or worthless
  • * 2000 , Neil Kurtzman, Doing Nothing (page 180)
  • "Son of a cocking bastard."