Coble meaning

kōbəl
(nautical) A small flatbottom fishing boat with a lugsail on a raking mast.
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(scots) A kind of flatbottom rowboat.
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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.
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In Scotland, a short, flat-bottomed rowboat.
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(nautical) Small flat-bottomed fishing boat suitable for launching from a beach, found on the north-east coast of England and in Scotland.
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Origin of coble

  • Middle English cobel perhaps ultimately from Latin caupulus a kind of small ship

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English coble, from Welsh ceubal (“skiff”)

    From Wiktionary