rockling

[ rok-ling ]
/ ˈrɒk lɪŋ /

noun, plural rock·lings, (especially collectively) rock·ling.

any of several small cods of the genera Enchalyopus and Gaidropsarus, found in the North Atlantic.

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ TO SEE WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT 2ND-3RD GRADE VOCAB FROM BOOKS!

Are you learning new vocabulary? Or do you just have an interest in words? Either way, this quiz is for you.
Question 1 of 10
orchard

Origin of rockling

First recorded in 1595–1605; rock1 + -ling1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for rockling

  • At Rockling Station I saw some very fine orange trees, full of splendid fruit.

    A start in life|C. F. Dowsett

British Dictionary definitions for rockling

rockling
/ (ˈrɒklɪŋ) /

noun plural -lings or -ling

any small gadoid fish of the genera Gaidropsarus, Ciliata, etc (formerly all included in Motella), which have an elongated body with barbels around the mouth and occur mainly in the North Atlantic Ocean

Word Origin for rockling

C17: from rock 1 + -ling 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012