corn·​husk·​ing | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌhə-skiŋ How to pronounce cornhusking (audio) \

Definition of cornhusking

: a social gathering especially of farm families to husk corn

Examples of cornhusking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There will also be a face-painting corral and old-fashioned cornhusking. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "‘Vines & Vittles’ to provide all-ages fun on Sunday," 10 July 2019 There will also be a blacksmith sharing his craft, games for all ages and old-fashioned cornhusking. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "New ‘Vines & Vittles’ festival is next month in Rancho Bernardo," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of cornhusking

1692, in the meaning defined above

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“Cornhusking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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