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

called also husking bee

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 6 Feb. 2023.

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