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Meaning of COCKSHUT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cock"shut`\, n.
A kind of net to catch woodcock. [Obs.] --Nares.

{Cockshut time} or {light}, evening twilight; nightfall; --
   so called in allusion to the tome at which the cockshut
   used to be spread. [Obs.] --Shak. B. Jonson.

 

 

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