husk·​ing ˈhə-skiŋ How to pronounce husking (audio)
: cornhusking

called also husking bee

Examples of husking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the first time, the Marshall Islands will host the 10th Micronesian Games, showcasing sports and cultural practices like coconut tree husking to beach volleyball. Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 14 Aug. 2023 Finally, someone has done something to keep them corn-husking, bug-eating, flatlanders from Nebraska out of our state. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, 26 Oct. 2019 Activities include hay rides, pumpkin picking, games, a petting zoo, pony rides, a corn husking contest, face painting, and more., 26 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1692, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of husking was in 1692

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Cite this Entry

“Husking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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