cockshut

[ kok-shuht ]
/ ˈkɒkˌʃʌt /

noun British Dialect.

the close of the day; evening; twilight.

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Origin of cockshut

First recorded in 1585–95; cock1 + shut
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Example sentences from the Web for cockshut

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