a net in which cod were kept in the water until they could be loaded onto a vessel or towed ashore for processing (Newfoundland)

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  • Cod — (k[o^]d), n. [AS. codd small bag; akin to Icel. koddi pillow, Sw. kudde cushion; cf. W. cod, cwd, bag, shell.] [1913 Webster] 1. A husk; a pod; as, a peascod. [Eng.] Mortimer. [1913 Webster] 2. A small bag or pouch. [Obs.] Halliwell. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cod — Ⅰ. cod [1] (also codfish) ► NOUN (pl. same) ▪ a large marine fish with a small barbel on the chin, important as a food fish. ORIGIN perhaps the same word as Old English codd «bag», because of the fish s appearance. Ⅱ. cod [2] ► ADJE …   English terms dictionary

  • cod — cod1 [käd] n. pl. cod or cods [ME < ? COD2, in reference to shape] any of various gadoid fishes of northern seas, important as a source of cod liver oil and food, esp. any of a genus (Gadus) with firm flesh and soft fins, found off the coast… …   English World dictionary

  • cod — large sea fish, mid 14c. (late 13c. in a surname, Thomas cotfich), of unknown origin; despite similarity of form it has no conclusive connection to the widespread Germanic word for bag (Cf. O.E. codd, source of CODPIECE (Cf. codpiece)). Cod liver …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bag O Rags — (M.V. Ar Bageergan). ‘ Ar Bageergan ’, the name means ‘ the eye of the wind ’, was built as a Breton ’tunny’ boat in Le Guilvenic, SW Brittany in 1973. She worked as a tuna boat and also as a crabber during the off season. She was retired from… …   Wikipedia

  • cod|piece — «KOD PEES», noun. a baglike flap at the front of tight fitting breeches worn by men in the 1400 s and 1500 s. ╂[< cod2 bag + piece] …   Useful english dictionary

  • bag — 1) the centre part of a Danish seine between the shoulders and cod end 2) the belly and baiting of a trawl 3) the fish court of a pound net 4) the bunt of a purse seine or beach seine 5) the cod end of …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cod — cod1 [kɔd US ka:d] n plural cod [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from Old English codd bag ; because of its appearance] 1.) a large sea fish that lives in the North Atlantic 2.) [U] the white flesh of a cod, eaten as food ▪ Two cod fillets,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cod — I. /kɒd / (say kod) noun (plural cod or cods) 1. any of a number of unrelated fishes both freshwater and marine, as the Murray cod, Maccullochella peeli, butterfly cod, Pterois volitans, black rock cod, Epinephelus damelii, etc., belonging to… …  

  • Cod — This interesting surname may be a metonymic occupational name for a maker of purses and bags, deriving from the Old English pre 7th Century cod(e) meaning bag . It may also be a metonymic occupational nickname for a fishmonger, deriving from the… …   Surnames reference

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