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cob1

Syllabification: cob
Pronunciation: /käb
 
/

noun

1 (also corncob) The central, cylindrical, woody part of the corn ear to which the grains, or kernels, are attached.
Example sentences
  • Place the corncobs in a large saucepan and cover with cold water.
  • The ‘Corncob Scarecrow’ requires students to contribute the most essential supplies for the project, corncobs and husks.
  • Under the elevated train line along Roosevelt Avenue, cardboard turkeys and dried corncobs decorate storefront windows.
2 (also cobnut) A hazelnut or filbert, especially one of a large variety.
Example sentences
  • At this time of the year fresh juicy walnuts and cobnuts are available.
  • At yesterday's event, late-grown English strawberries, farm-pressed apple juice and sweet Kentish cobnuts were available.
  • Dry floral scents are boosted by tangy citrus aromas that deliver fresh lemon tinged flavours with just a hint of cobnut on the finish.
2.1A hazel or filbert bush.
3A powerfully built, short-legged horse.
Example sentences
  • He just untied the pack mule from its tie to the back of the cob's saddle and led him along the cobblestone path.
  • He owns a pair of cobs which pull the Romany caravan he built himself, and when the mood takes him they take to the road.
  • The judge said: ‘This is a superb cob and a worthy champion.’
4A male swan.
Example sentences
  • The male swan, or cob was unable to free itself for three days after a fishing hook became embedded in its leg and the fishing line got wrapped around it.
  • The founding member of the organisation said a male cob was mowed down as it crossed the road.
  • There are ducks and cranes, and every few miles a cob and pen circle as only swans can in their own territory.
5British A roundish lump of coal.

Origin

late Middle English (denoting a strong man or leader): of unknown origin. The underlying general sense appears to be 'stout, rounded, sturdy'.

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  • A small word with many distinct meanings, among them a loaf of bread, the central part of an ear of corn, a male swan, and a short-legged horse. What these senses all have in common is probably the underlying idea of being stout, rounded, or sturdy. The word, which may be related to Old English copp ‘top or head’, was originally used to refer to a strong man or leader. Cobble (Late Middle English), a rounded stone used for paving, derives from cob. Cobbler (Middle English), ‘a person who mends shoes’, is unconnected, and its origin is not known, although it is related to cobble meaning ‘to repair shoes’ and ‘to assemble roughly’. Cobblers, ‘rubbish’, is rhyming slang from cobbler's awls, ‘balls’.

Words that rhyme with cob

blob, bob, dob, fob, glob, gob, hob, job, knob, lob, mob, nob, rob, slob, snob, sob, squab, stob, swab, throb, yob

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cob2

Syllabification: cob
Pronunciation: /käb
 
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noun

British
A mixture of compressed clay and straw used, especially in former times, for building walls: [as modifier]: cob and thatch cottages
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  • Founders of urban ecovillage projects must usually forego any dreams of straw bale or cob structures, because building codes often are rigidly enforced.
  • The remaining walls are made of cob, a mixture of sand, clay and straw.
  • Earth building, such as cob, straw bale, and adobe, is gaining in popularity due to these homes' overall energy efficiency, longevity, beauty, and low environmental impact.

Origin

early 17th century: of unknown origin.

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  • A small word with many distinct meanings, among them a loaf of bread, the central part of an ear of corn, a male swan, and a short-legged horse. What these senses all have in common is probably the underlying idea of being stout, rounded, or sturdy. The word, which may be related to Old English copp ‘top or head’, was originally used to refer to a strong man or leader. Cobble (Late Middle English), a rounded stone used for paving, derives from cob. Cobbler (Middle English), ‘a person who mends shoes’, is unconnected, and its origin is not known, although it is related to cobble meaning ‘to repair shoes’ and ‘to assemble roughly’. Cobblers, ‘rubbish’, is rhyming slang from cobbler's awls, ‘balls’.

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noun

(in phrase have or get a cob on) British informal
Be or get annoyed: he used to go on holiday when the band were due to appear on TV (Mac’d get a real cob on about it)

Origin

1930s: of unknown origin.

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  • A small word with many distinct meanings, among them a loaf of bread, the central part of an ear of corn, a male swan, and a short-legged horse. What these senses all have in common is probably the underlying idea of being stout, rounded, or sturdy. The word, which may be related to Old English copp ‘top or head’, was originally used to refer to a strong man or leader. Cobble (Late Middle English), a rounded stone used for paving, derives from cob. Cobbler (Middle English), ‘a person who mends shoes’, is unconnected, and its origin is not known, although it is related to cobble meaning ‘to repair shoes’ and ‘to assemble roughly’. Cobblers, ‘rubbish’, is rhyming slang from cobbler's awls, ‘balls’.

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Variant spelling of kob2.

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COB5

Syllabification: COB

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Close of business: you have until COB today to show us why you should not be disconnected

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