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coble Line breaks: coble
Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊb(ə)l/

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Definition of coble in English:


A flat-bottomed fishing boat of a type used in Scotland and NE England.
Example sentences
  • 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'.

Words that rhyme with coble

ennoble, Froebel, global, Grenoble, ignoble, noble
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