cockboat

cockboat

[kok-boht]
noun
a small boat, especially one used as a tender.
Also, cockleboat.


Origin:
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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cockboat or cockleboat (ˈkɒkˌbəʊt, ˈkɒkəlˌbəʊt)
 
n
any small boat
 
[C15 cokbote, perhaps ultimately from Late Latin caudica dug-out canoe, from Latin caudex tree trunk]
 
cockleboat or cockleboat
 
n
 
[C15 cokbote, perhaps ultimately from Late Latin caudica dug-out canoe, from Latin caudex tree trunk]

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