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

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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 — 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… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 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 — 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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