- a flat-bottomed fishing boat with a lugsail, used mainly in northern England and Scotland for salmon.
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Examples from the Web for coble
If the coble is beaten against the rocks, she will be smashed to pieces.Grace Darling
“And a damned bad un, too,” replied Coble, hitching up his trousers.
“It appears to me that he must have had a touch of conscience,” said Coble.
“There be odd chops and changes in this here world, for sartin,” observed Coble.
“The corporal never called me, nor was he on deck,” replied Coble.
- Scot and Northern English a small single-masted flat-bottomed fishing boat
C13: probably of Celtic origin; compare Welsh ceubal skiff
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