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coble

[ koh-buhl ]
/ ˈkoʊ bəl /
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noun
a flat-bottomed fishing boat with a lugsail, used mainly in northern England and Scotland for salmon.
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Origin of coble

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English cobel; probably of Celtic origin (compare Welsh ceubal, ceubol “skiff, ferryboat”), ultimately from Late Latin caupulus, caupilus “small sailing vessel with a high prow”
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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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