(nautical) A small flatbottom fishing boat with a lugsail on a raking mast.
(scots) A kind of flatbottom rowboat.
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 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”)