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Word of the day
for July 20
cobbler n
  1. A person who repairs, and sometimes makes, shoes.
  2. (Australia, New Zealand, agriculture, slang) A sheep left to the end to be sheared (for example, because its wool is filthy, or because it is difficult to catch).
  3. (obsolete) A person who cobbles (to assemble or mend in an improvised or rough way); a clumsy workman.
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  4. (US, alcoholic beverages) An alcoholic drink containing spirit or wine, with lemon juice and sugar.
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  5. A roadworker who lays cobbles.
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  6. (Britain, dialectal)
    1. The shiny, hard seed of the horse chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum), especially when used in the game of the same name (sense 1.2); a conker, a horse chestnut.
    2. (games) Synonym of conkers (a game for two players in which the participants each have a horse-chestnut (known as a cobbler (sense 1.1) or conker) suspended from a length of string, and take turns to strike their opponent's conker with their own with the object of destroying the opponent's conker before their own is destroyed)
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  7. Used as a name for various animals.
    1. (Australia) Also estuary cobbler:
      1. The South Australian catfish (Cnidoglanis macrocephalus), a species of catfish native to Australia which has dorsal and pectoral fins bearing sharp, venomous spines.
      2. The soldier or South Australian cobbler (Gymnapistes marmoratus), a brown fish native to southern Australian estuaries which is unrelated to Cnidoglanis macrocephalus but also has venemous spines on its dorsal and pectoral fins.
    2. (Britain)
      1. Also river cobbler: the basa (Pangasius bocourti), an edible species of shark catfish native to the Chao Phraya and Mekong river basins in Southeast Asia.
      2. The Pangas catfish (Pangasius pangasius), an edible species of shark catfish native to Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, and Pakistan.
    3. (US) Condica sutor, an owlet moth native to North America.
  8. (usually in the plural, slang) A police officer.
  9. (US) Often preceded by a descriptive word as in apple cobbler, peach cobbler, etc.: a kind of pie, usually filled with fruit, originally having a crust at the base but nowadays generally lacking this and instead topped with a thick, cake-like pastry layer.
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