cob, noun1

Anglicized form of kob.
kob sense a. See also kabeljou.
1906 [see kob].
1913 W.W. Thompson Sea Fisheries of Cape Col. 155Kabeljaauw,..Cob or Kob (East London).
1947 K.H. Barnard Pict. Guide to S. Afr. Fishes 121A large family of warm water fishes, mostly of large size, and of great economic importance...Kabeljou; Cob; Salmon-bass (Sciaena hololepidota).
1960 J. Cope Tame Ox 40The trawlers came in from the deep sea loaded down to the gunwales with stock-fish, not to mention soles, silver, gurnet, kingklip, cob..and tunny.
1971 Grocott’s Mail 11 May 2The man, an experienced Kowie River fisherman, said it was normal for cob to enter the estuary during the summer months.
1982 S. Afr. Fishing Apr.May 10Rock and surf fishing along the East London coast is still rather poor with only the odd day producing good bags of cob and pignose grunter.
1989 B. Kurten in Evening Post 25 Jan. 18The best fish from this area was a big cob of 44kg caught by young Gerhard Gűse.
1991 E. Prov. Herald 24 May 29In last weekend’s programme Pieterse dealt with cob or kabeljou as West Coast folk call them.
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