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cockboat

[kok-boht] /ˈkɒkˌboʊt/
noun
1.
a small boat, especially one used as a tender.
Also, cockleboat.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English cokboot, variant of cogboot, equivalent to cog boat, ship (akin to Old Norse kuggi small ship) + boot boat
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British Dictionary definitions for cockboat

cockboat

/ˈkɒkˌbəʊt/
noun
1.
any small boat
Word Origin
C15 cokbote, perhaps ultimately from Late Latin caudica dug-out canoe, from Latin caudex tree trunk
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