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cockboat

[ kok-boht ]
/ ˈkɒkˌboʊt /
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noun
a small boat, especially one used as a tender.
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Also cockleboat.

Origin of cockboat

1400–50; late Middle English cokboot, variant of cogboot, equivalent to cog boat, ship (akin to Old Norse kuggi small ship) + bootboat
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British Dictionary definitions for cockboat

cockboat

cockleboat (ˈkɒkəlˌbəʊt)

/ (ˈkɒkˌbəʊt) /

noun
any small boat

Word Origin for cockboat

C15 cokbote, perhaps ultimately from Late Latin caudica dug-out canoe, from Latin caudex tree trunk
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