coldcock

(redirected from cold-cocks)
Also found in: Dictionary.

coldcock

To strike someone, knocking them down and, possibly, rendering them unconscious. The burglar would have escaped too, had a passerby not coldcocked him. Everyone was stunned when that scrawny nerd coldcocked the bully.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

coldcock someone

to knock someone unconscious. He hit him once and looks like he coldcocked him. She cold-cocked him with her walking stick.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

coldcock

tv. to knock someone out. The clerk coldcocked the would-be robber with a champagne bottle.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
In a subsequent interview with TV station WLOS, Teeter back-pedaled, suggesting that perhaps Campbell didn't "cold-cock" her.
It's worth the purchase price alone for Raiders of the Lost Ark, in which sexy Karen Allen drinks men under the table, gambles, wields a machine gun and cold-cocks Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford).
(He even cold-cocks one in the animated opening credits.) But I always thought that Jim's heart belonged to someone else, namely to his constant traveling companion and Secret Service colleague Artemus Gordon (Ross Martin).
Upon leaving the Gaslight for the night, he is confronted in the back alley by a shadowy figure who cold-cocks him for no (immediately) apparent reason.