- the dry external covering of certain fruits or seeds, especially of an ear of corn.
- the enveloping or outer part of anything, especially when dry or worthless.
- to remove the husk from.
Origin of husk
Examples from the Web for husker
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April 12, 2014
These stalks may always be saved by the use of the husker and shredder.
The nuts are run through the husker a couple of times to assure a clean job of husking.
The nuts are gathered into bushel baskets and hauled in a pick-up truck to the husker.
The cleanly husked nuts drop into a basket at the end of the husker.
Corn after being matured and cut can be put in shocks and left thus until dry enough to run through the husker and shredder.
- the external green or membranous covering of certain fruits and seeds
- any worthless outer covering
- (tr) to remove the husk from
- bronchitis in cattle, sheep, and goats, usually caused by lungworm infestation
Word Origin and History for husker
1780, agent noun from husk (v.). Cornhuskers as a nickname for athletics squads from Nebraska is attested by 1903.
late 14c., huske "dry, outer skin of certain fruits and seeds," of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle Dutch huuskyn "little house, core of fruit, case," diminutive of huus "house," or from an equivalent formation in English (see house). As a verb, attested from 1560s. Related: Husked; husking.