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cockshut

[kok-shuht]
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noun British Dialect.
  1. the close of the day; evening; twilight.

Origin of cockshut

First recorded in 1585–95; cock1 + shut
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Examples from the Web for cockshut

Historical Examples

  • A cockshut was a large net used to catch woodcocks after sunset.

    Arden of Feversham

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