1) A type of boat used by Yorkshire’s east-coast fishermen.

1390 lego et do eidem Johannć unam navem vocatam Farcost, Hornsea Beck. The OED has one reference from 1284 and Peter Heath noted that in the 1430s a high proportion of Scarborough fishermen were using farcostć. He concluded that it was a vessel larger than a coble.

dates 1390 1430-1440

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