Meaning of “corncob” in the English Dictionary

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"corncob" in British English

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corncobnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɔːn.kɒb/ us /ˈkɔːrn.kɑːb/

Examples from literature

  • A man was sitting in front of the corncob fire that flamed and blazed in the great, gaping, sooty fireplace. 
  • All the space between the house and vineyard, in every direction, was strewn with corncobs and remnants of haystacks, while straw and manure were banked against the house to keep the cellar warm. 
  • For soda these women burned corncobs and mixed the ashes with their corn-meal. 
  • If it is impossible to get hardwood use corncobs rather than soft wood. 
  • Withered and hardened corncobs were found within them. 

(Definition of “corncob” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)