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cockleshell

[kok-uh l-shel] /ˈkɒk əlˌʃɛl/
noun
1.
a shell of the cockle.
2.
a shell of some other mollusk, as the scallop.
3.
Nautical. any light or frail vessel.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English cokille shell. See cockle1, shell
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British Dictionary definitions for cockleshells

cockleshell

/ˈkɒkəlˌʃɛl/
noun
1.
the shell of the cockle
2.
any of the valves of the shells of certain other bivalve molluscs, such as the scallop
3.
any small light boat
4.
a badge worn by pilgrims
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