cockleshell definition

  • noun:
    • The shell of a cockle.
    • A shell like a cockle.
    • Nautical A small light motorboat.
    • The shell of a cockle (or comparable layer)
    • a little, flimsy ship
    • one of several shells or valves of a cockle.
    • A light watercraft.
    • The layer regarding the cockle, especially the common cockle, Cardium edule. See cut under cockle.
    • A representation of a cockle, serving, rather than the layer itself, as badge and characteristic of a pilgrim: in heraldry, identical to scallop.
    • A cockboat.
    • a tiny light flimsy watercraft

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