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COB

Syllabification: COB

abbreviation

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

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Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skōSH
noun
a small amount; a little

There are 5 definitions of COB in English:

cob1

Syllabification: cob
Pronunciation: /käb
 
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noun

  • 1 (also corncob) The central, cylindrical, woody part of the corn ear to which the grains, or kernels, are attached.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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cob2

Syllabification: cob
Pronunciation: /
 
käb/

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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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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noun

  • variant spelling of kob2.

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