cockshut

noun
cock·​shut | \ ˈkäk-ˌshət How to pronounce cockshut (audio) \

Definition of cockshut

dialectal, England
: evening twilight

First Known Use of cockshut

1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cockshut

from the time poultry are shut in to rest

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