Cockboat \Cock"boat`\, n. [See {Cock} a boat.] A small boat, esp. one used on rivers or near the shore. [1913 Webster]

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  • cockboat — [käk′bōt΄] n. [ME cokbote < cok, ship s boat (< Anglo Fr coque < Du kogghe < VL cocca < ? L concha: see CONCH) + bote, BOAT] Now Rare a small boat propelled by oars, esp. one used as a ship s tender …   English World dictionary

  • cockboat — n. a small ship s boat. Etymology: obs. cock small boat (f. OF coque) + BOAT * * * ˈkäkˌbōt noun Etymology: Middle English cokbote, from cok cockboat + bote boat more at cock : a small boat; …   Useful english dictionary

  • cockboat — /kok boht /, n. a small boat, esp. one used as a tender. Also, cockleboat. [1400 50; late ME cokboot, var. of cogboot, equiv. to cog boat, ship (akin to ON kuggi small ship) + boot BOAT] * * * …   Universalium

  • cockboat — noun A small rowing boat, especially one pulled behind a larger ship, or used to ferry goods between a ship and the shore. Haue care, I pray, to guide the cock bote well, / Least worse on sea then vs on land befell …   Wiktionary

  • cockboat — n. small rowboat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cockboat — noun a small boat towed behind a larger vessel. Origin ME: from obs. cock small boat (from OFr. coque, based on L. caudex, codex block of wood ) + boat …   English new terms dictionary

  • cockboat — cock·boat …   English syllables

  • cockboat — cock•boat [[t]ˈkɒkˌboʊt[/t]] n. naut. navig. a small boat, esp. one used as a tender • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME cokboot, var. of cogboot < cog boat, ship …   From formal English to slang

  • cockboat — /ˈkɒkboʊt/ (say kokboht) noun a small boat, especially one used as a tender. {Middle English cokboot, cogboot, from cog boat (compare Old Norse kuggi small ship) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Coach — (k[=o]ch; 224), n. [F. coche, fr. It. cocchio, dim. of cocca little boat, fr. L. concha mussel, mussel shell, Gr. ?, akin to Skr. [,c]ankha. Cf. {Conch}, {Cockboat}, {Cockle}.] 1. A large, closed, four wheeled carriage, having doors in the sides …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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