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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
An Americanism dating back to 1780-90; corn1 + cob Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The judge stood at his gate a minute, lighting his corncob pipe.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
  • Aunt Ailsey took up a corncob pipe from the stones and fell to smoking.

    The Battle Ground Ellen Glasgow
  • Her uncle had risen and was feeling for his corncob pipe on the ledge above the door.

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • I found a corncob pipe that the ships owner had been looking for for weeks.

    Test Pilot David Goodger (
  • Well, Cynthia, when your inquiry reached me I propped my feet on the desk, got out the corncob pipe and thought things over.

  • Here was but one individual, a man in his shirt-sleeves who was smoking a corncob pipe and bending over a test tube.

  • Her corncob pipe—it was as rank a thing as ditch digger ever poisoned the clean air with.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • Big Abel shuffled into the cabin and came back with his corncob pipe and a lighted taper.

    The Battle Ground Ellen Glasgow
  • 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
  • After a corncob pipe and a short story or two, we threw our blankets on the beach and were quickly in the Land of Nod.

British Dictionary definitions for corncob pipe

corncob pipe

a pipe made from a dried 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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