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cockboat

cock·boat
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kok-boht]
    • /ˈkɒkˌboʊt/
    • /ˈkɒk.bəʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kok-boht]
    • /ˈkɒkˌboʊt/

Definitions of cockboat word

  • noun cockboat any small boat 3
  • noun cockboat a small boat propelled by oars, esp. one used as a ship's tender 3
  • noun cockboat a small boat, especially one used as a tender. 1
  • noun cockboat (nautical) A small rowing boat, especially one pulled behind a larger ship, or used to ferry goods between a ship and the shore. 1

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Origin of cockboat

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English cokboot, variant of cogboot, equivalent to cog boat, ship (akin to Old Norse kuggi small ship) + boot boat

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Parts of speech for Cockboat

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

cockboat popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

cockboat usage trend in Literature

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