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  1. a ventilated structure for the storage of unhusked corn.

Origin of corncrib

First recorded in 1675–85; corn1 + crib
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Examples from the Web for corncrib

Historical Examples

  • And Tom kept the corncrib locked, so Laddie and Russ could not get into it again.

    Six Little Bunkers at Grandma Bell's

    Laura Lee Hope

  • Rags and blisters and a bit of corncrib penance for himself!


    Leona Dalrymple

  • Kenny climbed a fence and entered the corncrib by a flight of rickety steps.


    Leona Dalrymple

  • Then, when they were sure the soldiers did not see them, they ran behind the corncrib.

  • A huge rat, driven from his home under the corncrib, ran past Betty in the dark.

British Dictionary definitions for corncrib


  1. mainly US and Canadian a ventilated building for the storage of unhusked maize
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