Definition of corncob
1 : the core on which the kernels of corn are arranged
2 : an ear of corn
Recent Examples of corncob from the Web
A corncob lies on the Bourbon Street sidewalk on Nov. 1, 1969, when a new city ordinance went into effect banning food and drink sales from the windows of businesses in the French Quarter.
About that picnic garbage: Keep your dog away from corncobs, which can lead to intestinal blockage, and chicken bones, which are a choking hazard.
Cutting Board and Knife: For letting meat rest, or tasks like slicing the kernels off a corncob.
Thick summery food waste, like corncobs and husks, watermelon rinds and banana peels, most likely will overtax your disposal.
The complex is a tall cylinder that resembles a corncob.
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First Known Use of corncob
CORNCOB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of corncob for English Language Learners
: the long, hard, center part of corn (sense 1) : the part of corn that the kernels grow on
CORNCOB Defined for Kids
Definition of corncob for Students
: the woody core on which grains of corn grow
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