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[kawrn-krib] /ˈkɔrnˌkrɪb/
a ventilated structure for the storage of unhusked corn.
Origin of corncrib
First recorded in 1675-85; corn1 + crib Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And Tom kept the corncrib locked, so Laddie and Russ could not get into it again.

  • 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.

  • Instead it was the corncrib and wagon house which stood a little apart from the rest of the buildings.

    Betty Gordon at Bramble Farm Alice B. Emerson
  • A huge rat, driven from his home under the corncrib, ran past Betty in the dark.

    Betty Gordon at Bramble Farm Alice B. Emerson
  • About fifteen yards from the corncrib burned a fire, meant for light rather than heat, as the night was warm.

    The Border Watch Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Then, smiling broadly, he left the corncrib by his private doorway and squatted down to await Grumpy's return.

    The Tale of Grumpy Weasel Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Bobby and Meg loved to help Jud and they left their game cheerfully, to go to the corncrib.

  • So Rose dried her tears and hurried on after her mother out to Grandma Bell's corncrib.

British Dictionary definitions for corncrib


(mainly US & Canadian) a ventilated building for the storage of unhusked maize
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