corn·​crib | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌkrib How to pronounce corncrib (audio) \

Definition of corncrib

: a crib for storing ears of corn

Examples of corncrib in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, 14 July 2017

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First Known Use of corncrib

1681, in the meaning defined above

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“Corncrib.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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