Cop (?), n. [AS. cop; cf. G. kopf head. Cf. Cup, Cob.]


The top of a thing; the head; a crest.


Cop they used to call The tops of many hills. Draton.


A conical or conical-ended mass of coiled thread, yarn, or roving, wound upon a spindle, etc.


A tube or quill upon which silk is wound.

4. Mil. Arch.

same as Merlon.


A policeman.


Cop waste, a kind of cotton waste, composed chiefly remnants of cops from which the greater part of the yarn has been unwound.


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