cockleshell

cockleshell

[kok-uhl-shel]
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:
1375–1425; late Middle English cokille shell. See cockle1, shell

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cockleshell (ˈkɒkəlˌʃɛl)
 
n
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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