- 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 England
- in Scotland, a short, flat-bottomed rowboat
Origin of cobleMiddle English cobel from Old English cuopel, probably from Celt, as in Welsh ceubal, Breton caubal (from source uncertain or unknown; perhaps Classical Latin caupulus)
- Nautical A small flatbottom fishing boat with a lugsail on a raking mast.
- Scots A kind of flatbottom rowboat.
Origin of cobleMiddle English cobel perhaps ultimately from Latin caupulus a kind of small ship
OriginSee also: cobble
From Middle English coble, from Welsh ceubal (“skiff”)