cornhusking

[ kawrn-huhs-king ]
/ ˈkɔrnˌhʌs kɪŋ /

noun

the removing of the husks from corn.

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Origin of cornhusking

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90; corn1 + husk + -ing1
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Example sentences from the Web for cornhusking

  • He had his cornhusking to do, and he wanted to get all the fall jobs finished before cold weather.

    Half-Past Seven Stories|Robert Gordon Anderson