corncrib

noun

corn·​crib ˈkȯrn-ˌkrib How to pronounce corncrib (audio)
: a crib for storing ears of corn

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Lisa Rennie, tour chairperson of the 20th annual North Central Wisconsin Master Gardeners Garden walk on July 15 and 16, said one garden on her tour, which is in the Athens area, features an old corncrib. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 May 2022 Much of the team—hell, much of the entire operation—looked on reporters as rats in the corncrib, just waiting for the ultimate failure in which to exult. Charles P. Pierce, SI.com, 14 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corncrib was in 1681

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Cite this Entry

“Corncrib.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corncrib. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

corncrib

noun
corn·​crib -ˌkrib How to pronounce corncrib (audio)
: a crib for storing ears of corn
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