cock-boat
a small rowing boat (English dialect)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • cock|boat — «KOK BOHT», noun. 1. a small rowboat, especially one used as the tender of a ship or larger boat: »It would be more candid…to avow our principles explicitly to Russia and France than to come in as a cockboat in the wake of the British man of war… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cock-boat — …   Useful english dictionary

  • cock-boat, my little —    Said by a man to a woman in William Congreve’s Love for Love, with an obvious reference to the taboo meaning of ‘cock’ …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • cock — I. n. 1. Male (of birds). 2. Chanticleer, rooster [U. S.]. 3. Cock crowing, cock crow. 4. Faucet, turn valve, stop cock. 5. Hammer (of gunlock). 6. Turning up, turn, toss, perking …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cock — bab·cock; baw·cock; bil·cock; cock; cock·ad·ed; cock·aigne; cock·al; cock·a·lo·rum; cock·a·ma·roo; cock·an·dy; cock·a·pert; cock·a·rouse; cock·a·tiel; cock·a·too; cock·a·touche; cock·a·trice; cock·a·wee; cock·bell; cock·bill; cock·boat;… …   English syllables

  • boat — au·to·boat; boat·a·ble; boat·age; boat; boat·er; boat·less; boat·man; boat·man·ship; boat·steerer; boat·stone; boat·swain; boat·yard; bum·boat; cock·boat; falt·boat; flat·boat·man; fly·boat; keel·boat·man; life·boat·man; riv·er·boat·man;… …   English syllables

  • cock — 1) a male salmonid; also used for some other fish species. Hen is the female fish 2) cock boat …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cock-fare — a period of fishing for herring using the cock boat (Sussex dialect) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Cock — Cock, n. [Of. coque, F. coche, a small vessel, L. concha muscle shell, a vessel. See {Coach}, and cf. {Cog} a small boat.] A small boat. [1913 Webster] Yond tall anchoring bark [appears] Diminished to her cock; her cock, a buoy Almost too small… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cock|le|boat — «KOK uhl BOHT», noun. a small, light, shallow boat …   Useful english dictionary

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