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1. The husking of corn.
2. A social gathering for husking corn. Also called husking bee.

corn′husk′er n.
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the removal of the husk from corn
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(ˈkɔrnˌhʌs kɪŋ)

1. the removing of the husks from corn.
[1780–90, Amer.]
corn′husk`er, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cornhusking - a social gathering for the purpose of husking corncornhusking - a social gathering for the purpose of husking corn
bee - a social gathering to carry out some communal task or to hold competitions
2.cornhusking - the act of removing the husks from ears of corn
baring, denudation, husking, stripping, uncovering - the removal of covering
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