cockshut

[kok-shuht]
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noun British Dialect.

the close of the day; evening; twilight.

Nearby words

  1. cockpit,
  2. cockroach,
  3. cockscomb,
  4. cocksfoot,
  5. cockshot,
  6. cockshy,
  7. cockspur,
  8. cocksucker,
  9. cocksure,
  10. cocksurely

Origin of cockshut

First recorded in 1585–95; cock1 + shut

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Examples from the Web for cockshut

  • A cockshut was a large net used to catch woodcocks after sunset.