Definition of cockleshell
1a : the shell or one of the shell valves of a cockleb : a shell (such as a scallop shell) suggesting a cockleshell
2 : a light flimsy boat
Recent Examples of cockleshell from the Web
This popular Spanish-inspired dish was served in cockleshells so reminiscent the Galicia region of Spain’s cathedral city of Santiago de Compostela.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cockleshell.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of cockleshell
COCKLESHELL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cockleshell for English Language Learners
: the shell of a cockle
COCKLESHELL Defined for Kids
Definition of cockleshell for Students
: a shell of a cockle
Learn More about cockleshell
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up cockleshell? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).