coble
1) a flat-bottomed, single-masted North Sea fishing boat. See also plosher (1)
2) an open or deckless fishing-boat used principally on the north-east coast of England, with sharp bows, flat, sloping stern, and without a keel
3) a short, flat-bottomed rowing-boat, used in salmon fishing (English dialect). See also net and coble

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Coble — Co ble, n. [AS. cuopel; cf. W. ceubal skiff, ferryboat.] A flat floored fishing boat with a lug sail, and a drop rudder extending from two to four feet below the keel. It was originally used on the stormy coast of Yorkshire, England. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coble — [kō′bəl, käb′əl] n. 〚ME cobel < OE cuopel, prob. < Celt, as in Welsh ceubal, Bret caubal (> ? L caupulus)〛 1. a small fishing boat with a lug sail, a deeper draft at the bow than at the stern, and a large rudder, used off the northeast coast of… …   Universalium

  • coble — [kō′bəl, käb′əl] n. [ME cobel < OE cuopel, prob. < Celt, as in Welsh ceubal, Bret caubal (> ? L caupulus)] 1. a small fishing boat with a lug sail, a deeper draft at the bow than at the stern, and a large rudder, used off the northeast… …   English World dictionary

  • Coble — For people named Coble, see Coble (surname). Three cobles at North Landing, Flamborough Head …   Wikipedia

  • coble — Hawfinch Haw finch (h[add] f[i^]nch ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) The common European grosbeak ({Coccothraustes vulgaris}); called also {cherry finch}, and {coble}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coble — couble m. couple techn. ; paire ; pièce de bois, poutre. cf. expr. Vèire la palha dins l uelh dau vesin e pas lo coble qu es dins lo sieu : voir la paille dans l œil du voisin et pas la poutre qui est dans le sien. voir pareu …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • coble — noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century a flat bottomed boat propelled chiefly by oars and used in Scotland and northern England especially for fishing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coble — co|ble Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • coble — I Cleveland Dialect List a kind of boat peculiar to the North east, in use among fishermen and pilots, with sharp bows, flat sloping stern, and without a keel II North Country (Newcastle) Words a particular kind of boat, very sharp and wedge… …   English dialects glossary

  • coble — n. small flatbottom rowboat; boat used for fishing herring (Nautical) …   English contemporary dictionary

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