coble

[ koh-buh l ]
/ ˈkoʊ bəl /
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noun

a flat-bottomed fishing boat with a lugsail, used mainly in northern England and Scotland for salmon.

Nearby words

  1. cobden,
  2. cobden, richard,
  3. cobelligerent,
  4. cobham,
  5. cobia,
  6. coblenz,
  7. cobnut,
  8. cobol,
  9. cobot,
  10. cobourg

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British Dictionary definitions for coble

coble

/ (ˈkəʊbəl, ˈkɒbəl) /

noun

Scot and Northern English a small single-masted flat-bottomed fishing boat

Word Origin for coble

C13: probably of Celtic origin; compare Welsh ceubal skiff

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