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Cocking may refer to:

  • Cocking affair, an attempt in 1941 by Georgia governor Eugene Talmadge to exert direct control over the state's educational system
  • Cocking handle, a device on a firearm that results in the hammer or striker being cocked or moved to the ready position
  • Cocking, West Sussex, a village, parish, and civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England
  • Cocking-cloth, a device used for catching pheasants
  • Robert Cocking (1776–1837), British watercolour artist
  • Samuel Cocking (1845–1914), merchant in Yokohama