Definition of cob
1 [perhaps short for cobswan lead swan] : a male swan
2a dialectal, England : a rounded mass, lump, or heapb : a mixture of unburned 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 in a Sentence
She used a knife to cut the corn from the cob.
We had corn on the cob.
Recent Examples of cob from the Web
The truck makes its own tortillas from masa produced at the grocer El Rey, Gonzalez said — mazorca means cob in Spanish.
Jafiya Nuhu, a 52-year-old commercial farmer, hid under maize cobs in his farm with his wife and two children as the insurgents raided their neighbors, looting and torching houses.
New Orleans may well be the city that made the go-cup famous, but there was a time when Bourbon Street was known for another street-side indulgence – hot, fresh corn on the cob.
Cut the corn from the cob and add to the bowl along with the cheese, scallions, jalapeño, and cilantro, then toss to combine.
Corn on the Cob Eating Contest If hot dogs are not enough, there will also be a corn on the cob eating contest from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the South Stage.
Three-piece dark, rice and beans, biscuit with honey, and corn on the cob. Reminds me of home.
By tradition, Americans will burn some meat and eat cob corn and drink beer.
When native corn ripens, cut the kernels from the cob and add to the mix.
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Origin and Etymology 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 centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of cob for English Language Learners
: a type of horse that has short legs
: a male swan
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