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Meaning of COB

Pronunciation:  kâb

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  adult male swan
  2. [n]  white gull having a black back and wings
  3. [n]  stocky short-legged harness horse
  4. [n]  nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus

COB is a 3 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: black-backed gull, cobnut, filbert, great black-backed gull, hazelnut, Larus marinus
 See Also: edible nut, genus Larus, gull, harness horse, hazel, hazelnut tree, Larus, sea gull, seagull, swan



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cob\, n. [Cf. AS. cop, copp, head, top, D. kop, G. kopf,
    kuppe, LL. cuppa cup (cf. E. brainpan), and also W. cob tuft,
    spider, cop, copa, top, summit, cobio to thump. Cf. {Cop}
    top, {Cup}, n.]
    1. The top or head of anything. [Obs.] --W. Gifford.
    2. A leader or chief; a conspicuous person, esp. a rich
       covetous person. [Obs.]
             All cobbing country chuffs, which make their bellies
             and their bags their god, are called rich cobs.
    3. The axis on which the kernels of maize or indian corn
       grow. [U. S.]
    4. (Zo["o]l.) A spider; perhaps from its shape; it being
       round like a head.
    5. (Zo["o]l.) A young herring. --B. Jonson.
    6. (Zo["o]l.) A fish; -- also called {miller's thumb}.
    7. A short-legged and stout horse, esp. one used for the
       saddle. [Eng.]
    8. (Zo["o]l.) A sea mew or gull; esp., the black-backed gull
       ({Larus marinus}). [Written also {cobb}.]
    9. A lump or piece of anything, usually of a somewhat large
       size, as of coal, or stone.
    10. A cobnut; as, Kentish cobs. See {Cobnut}. [Eng.]
    11. Clay mixed with straw. [Prov. Eng.]
              The poor cottager contenteth himself with cob for
              his walls, and thatch for his covering. --R. Carew.
    12. A punishment consisting of blows inflicted on the
        buttocks with a strap or a flat piece of wood. --Wright.
    13. A Spanish coin formerly current in Ireland, worth abiut
        4s. 6d. [Obs.] --Wright.
    {Cob coal}, coal in rounded lumps from the size of an egg to
       that of a football; -- called also {cobbles}. --Grose.
    {Cob loaf}, a crusty, uneven loaf, rounded at top. --Wright.
    {Cob money}, a kind of rudely coined gold and silver money of
       Spanish South America in the eighteenth century. The coins
       were of the weight of the piece of eight, or one of its
       aliquot parts.
  2. \Cob\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cobbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To strike [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
    2. (Mining) To break into small pieces, as ore, so as to sort
       out its better portions. --Raymond.
    3. (Naut.) To punish by striking on the buttocks with a
       strap, a flat piece of wood, or the like.
Thesaurus Terms
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