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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“Cockshut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cockshut. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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