cockleshell


cock·le·shell

noun \ˈkä-kəl-ˌshel\

: the shell of a cockle

Full Definition of COCKLESHELL

1
a :  the shell or one of the shell valves of a cockle
b :  a shell (as a scallop shell) suggesting a cockleshell
2
:  a light flimsy boat

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First Known Use of COCKLESHELL

15th century

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