Definitions

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  • n. A kind of net for catching woodcock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of net to catch woodcock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large net for catching woodcock by shutting them in.

Etymologies

cock +‎ shut (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • word "cockshut" means ( I know this word from my childhood and have seen it used often) time just after sunset ( when hens and and other farm birds were led to their coops and shut down for the night.

    July 18, 2009

  • Wow. "I'm sure finding it hard to wait for cocklight!" (another: twitterlight)

    July 11, 2008

  • Some other words for evening or twilight:
    - afternight
    - antitwilight
    - cocklight
    - crepuscule
    - e'en
    - eventide
    - gloaming
    - undertime
    - vesper
    - vespertide
    - vespertine

    February 5, 2008

  • Wow, I just assumed this was dirty.

    October 25, 2007

  • evening; twilight

    May 18, 2007