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cob

Noun

1 nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus [syn: hazelnut, filbert, cobnut]
2 stocky short-legged harness horse
3 white gull having a black back and wings [syn: black-backed gull, great black-backed gull, Larus marinus]
4 adult male swan

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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A male swan.
  2. The portion of a corn plant around which the kernels grow.
  3. a spherical shaped loaf of bread; a bread roll
  4. short for cobnut
  5. short for cobble or cobblestone
  6. mud used as a building material, placed then dried. Also called rammed earth or pisé.
  7. a horse having a stout body and short legs

Translations

A male swan
The portion of a corn plant around which the kernels grow
a spherical shaped loaf of bread; a bread roll
short for cobnut
short for cobble or cobblestone
mud used as a building material, placed then dried
a horse having a stout body and short legs
Translations to be checked

Verb

  1. To cut, trim or break into blocks of a convenient size.
  2. To construct using mud blocks or to seal a wall using mud or an artificial equivalent.
  3. (possibly colloquial, N UK) to throw, chuck, lob

Extensive Definition

Cob may refer to:
  • Cob (building), a building material consisting of clay, sand and straw
  • a type of paddle, in full cobbing-board; also as a verb, cob(bing) meaning spank(ing)
  • Any Horse of a small or short-legged, stout variety, such as the Welsh cob. See also Cob (horse)
  • An adult male swan
  • A bird of the gull family (Laridae)
  • Maize, as in corn on the cob
  • bread roll (Britain) a regional name for a bread roll. Often used in the North and Midlands.
COB as an acronym may refer to:

See also

cob in German: COB
cob in Spanish: COB
cob in French: COB
cob in Italian: COB
cob in Portuguese: Cob
cob in Chinese: COB

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ambler, auricle, bang, cap, corncob, ding, ear, ear of corn, exceed, excel, gaited horse, galloper, high-stepper, mealie, outdo, outmatch, outshine, outstrip, pacer, pad, padnag, prancer, racker, side-wheeler, single-footer, spike, stepper, trotter
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