Where does the word “Cockhorse” come from and What does Cockhorse mean?

The plaything known as a “Cockhorse” first attained notice early in the sixteenth century, but it is not certain why it was so named.

The best guess is that the make-believe horse was one upon which its young rider was “a-cock,” that is, was jauntily set upon the wooden horse or Father’s knee.

where does the word cockhorse come from and what does cockhorse mean
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