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cockboat

Line breaks: cock|boat
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒkbəʊt/

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Definition of cockboat in English:

noun

A small boat towed behind a larger vessel.

Origin

late Middle English: from obsolete cock 'small boat' (from Old French coque, based on Latin caudex, codex 'block of wood') + boat.

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