cob

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cob

noun \ˈkäb\

: a type of horse that has short legs

: a male swan

Full Definition of COB

1
[perhaps short for cobswan lead swan] :  a male swan
2
a dialect English :  a rounded mass, lump, or heap
b :  a mixture of unburnt clay and straw used especially for constructing walls of small houses in England
3
:  a crudely struck old Spanish coin of irregular shape
4
:  corncob 1
5
:  a stocky short-legged riding horse

Examples of COB

  1. She used a knife to cut the corn from the cob.
  2. We had corn on the cob.

Origin of COB

Middle English cobbe leader of a group, head; probably akin to cub (young animal), Middle English kebbe old cow or sheep, Dutch dialect kabbe, kebbe piglet
First Known Use: 15th century

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