Definition of cockling in English:

cockling

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noun

[mass noun] British
The activity or occupation of gathering cockles: [as modifier]: large-scale cockling operations
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  • The government has admitted it gave inaccurate information about its actions before the cockling disaster.
  • He said this week that cockling had been allowed to become a dangerous, free-for-all activity.
  • No limit is put on the number issued and there are no checks to make sure that those applying have any cockling experience.

Derivatives

cockler

noun
More example sentences
  • There were multiple warnings two years ago from the local cocklers, desperately asking for licensing and quotas to stop the destruction but nothing was ever done.
  • Police and rescuers were called last night after reports that about 25 cocklers were stranded on the sands.
  • A council letter dispatched on Friday to explain the cockle bed closure decision met with a furious response from cocklers.

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