coggle

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Origin obscure. Perhaps from cog (small boat) +‎ -le (frequentative suffix), in reference to the rocking or swaying motion of the sea; or perhaps an alteration of cockle (to move up and down).

Verb[edit]

coggle (third-person singular simple present coggles, present participle coggling, simple past and past participle coggled)

  1. To move or walk unsteadily

Etymology 2[edit]

See cog (small boat).

Noun[edit]

coggle (plural coggles)

  1. A small fishing boat.
References[edit]
  • Lewis Randolph Hamersly, A naval encyclopædia.

Etymology 3[edit]

From cock (a roundish heap) +‎ -le (diminutive suffix). Cognate with Swedish kokkel (a lump of earth). Compare also Dutch kogel, German Kugel (ball).

Noun[edit]

coggle (plural coggles)

  1. cobble (all senses)
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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coggle (plural coggles)

  1. (archaic) Something which is unsteady or unbalanced.

Verb[edit]

coggle (third-person singular simple present coggles, present participle cogglein, simple past cogglet, past participle cogglet)

  1. (archaic) To rock, totter, shake.