cockleshell

noun cock·le·shell \ ˈkä-kəl-ˌshel \

Definition of cockleshell

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

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First Known Use of cockleshell

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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COCKLESHELL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of cockleshell for English Language Learners

  • : the shell of a cockle


COCKLESHELL Defined for Kids

cockleshell

noun cock·le·shell \ ˈkä-kəl-ˌshel \

Definition of cockleshell for Students

: a shell of a cockle

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