(pl. corves) or corve
(pl. corves) is a basket
of net, chicken wire
or similar materials, used to contain live fish
(such as crayfish
) underwater, at docks
or in fishing boats
. Corfs were used formerly to keep captured or grown fish live and fresh for consumption. Today, corfs used this purpose have commonly been replaced by refrigeration
The word in mining also meant
a small wagon for carrying coal, ore, etc., or
a wicker basket formerly used for this purpose.
Origin of term
1350–1400; Middle English from Dutch and German Korb, ultimately borrowed from Latin corbis basket; cf. corbeil
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