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coble

[koh-buh l]
noun
  1. a flat-bottomed fishing boat with a lugsail, used mainly in northern England and Scotland for salmon.
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Historical Examples

  • If the coble is beaten against the rocks, she will be smashed to pieces.

    Grace Darling

    Eva Hope

  • “And a damned bad un, too,” replied Coble, hitching up his trousers.

    Snarley-yow

    Frederick Marryat

  • “There be odd chops and changes in this here world, for sartin,” observed Coble.

    Snarley-yow

    Frederick Marryat

  • “It appears to me that he must have had a touch of conscience,” said Coble.

    Snarley-yow

    Frederick Marryat

  • “The corporal never called me, nor was he on deck,” replied Coble.

    Snarley-yow

    Frederick Marryat


British Dictionary definitions for coble

coble

noun
  1. Scot and Northern English a small single-masted flat-bottomed fishing boat
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Word Origin

C13: probably of Celtic origin; compare Welsh ceubal skiff
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