Meaning of COB in English

COB

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈkäb ]

noun

Etymology: Middle English cobbe leader of a group, head; probably akin to cub (young animal), Middle English kebbe old cow or sheep, Dutch dialect kabbe, kebbe piglet

Date: 15th century

1.

[perhaps short for cobswan lead swan]

: a male swan

2.

a. dialect England : a rounded mass, lump, or heap

b. : a mixture of unburnt clay and straw used especially for constructing walls of small houses in England

3. : a crudely struck old Spanish coin of irregular shape

4. : corncob 1

5. : a stocky short-legged riding horse

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