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[kawrn-kob] /ˈkɔrnˌkɒb/
the elongated woody core in which the grains of an ear of corn are embedded.
Also called corncob pipe. a tobacco pipe with a bowl made from a corncob.
Origin of corncob
1780-90, Americanism; corn1 + cob1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Pete told me that we should have to cut the ridge to the south of corncob Hill, taking a rather wide detour to reach the place.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • There are pedants and bigots who insist that the jug must be stoppered with a corncob.

    Pipefuls Christopher Morley
  • In the meantime Sid Todd went off, to return with a ranch wagon, driven by an old man smoking a corncob pipe.

    Dave Porter at Star Ranch Edward Stratemeyer
  • The judge stood at his gate a minute, lighting his corncob pipe.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
  • He read it over and over, and then, laying it on the kitchen table, filled and lighted a corncob pipe.

    Windy McPherson's Son Sherwood Anderson
  • I found a corncob pipe that the ships owner had been looking for for weeks.

    Test Pilot David Goodger (
  • Shall we say, the colour of a corncob pipe, singed and tawnied by much smoking?

    Plum Pudding Christopher Morley
  • She drew forth two flasks, each stoppered with a bit of corncob.

    The Way of a Man Emerson Hough
  • Her uncle had risen and was feeling for his corncob pipe on the ledge above the door.

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • He refilled and relighted the corncob while Mr. Merrick stared at him in thoughtful silence.

British Dictionary definitions for corncob


the core of an ear of maize, to which kernels are attached
short for corncob pipe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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