a male swan.
a short-legged, thick-set horse, often having a high gait and frequently used for driving.
British. a mixture of clay and straw, used as a building material.
British Dialect. a rounded mass or lump.
a crude silver or gold Spanish-American coin of the 16th to 18th centuries, characteristically irregular in shape and bearing only a partial impression of the dies from which it was struck.
Other definitions for COB (2 of 2)
close of business: The data analysis will be on your desk by COB Wednesday.
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How to use cob in a sentence
In 2011, during the final days of our last Iraq war I spent time there, on the former U.S. base called cob Speicher.
People scurry past me while eating freshly roasted corn on the cob.Look Out! There’s a Craft-Beer Revolution Taking Over France | Jeff Campagna | December 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Joseph tilted his chair back against the steel fence and kindled his cob pipe.
We had no molds, but Annie said the latest style in Natchez was to make a waxen rope by dipping, then wrap it round a corn-cob.
He watched the shepherd's face curiously from under his heavy brows, as he pulled at his cob pipe.The Shepherd of the Hills | Harold Bell Wright
British Dictionary definitions for cob (1 of 2)
a male swan
a thickset short-legged type of riding and draught horse
(tr) British informal to beat, esp on the buttocks
British Dictionary definitions for cob (2 of 2)
an archaic or dialect name for the greater black-backed gull (Larus marinus): See also gull 1
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