A flat-bottomed fishing boat of a type used in Scotland and NE England.
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- The 88-year-old coble, a flat-bottomed fishing boat, had survived a direct hit by a stick bomb in 1943, which went right through her hull.
- We have reached the waterside where a fishing coble is moored to the bank.
- The dock was famous the world over in drawings and paintings of the village when it was filled with brown-sailed fishing cobles.
Old English, perhaps of Celtic origin and related to Welsh ceubal 'ferry boat, skiff'.