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1. The outer membranous or green envelope of some fruits or seeds, as that of a walnut or an ear of corn.
2. A shell or outer covering, especially when considered worthless.
3. A framework serving as a support.
tr.v. husked, husk·ing, husks
To remove the husk from.

[Middle English, probably diminutive of hus, house, Middle Dutch hūskijn, little house, core of an apple; see house.]

husk′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.husking - the removal of coveringhusking - the removal of covering    
remotion, removal - the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"
disforestation, deforestation - the removal of trees
cornhusking - the act of removing the husks from ears of corn
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References in classic literature ?
The men were out in the fields all day, husking corn, and when they came in at noon, with long caps pulled down over their ears and their feet in red-lined overshoes, I used to think they were like Arctic explorers.
He also worked in the corn-fields, hoeing and husking; and he fed the pigs and milked the four-horned cow that was Mombi's especial pride.
A smile came to his lips and he began making motions with his long arms to a man who was husking corn in one of the fields.
When the half-witted old man left his husking of corn and came into the wood to meet Elmer Cowley, he was neither surprised nor especially interested in the sudden appearance of the young man.
Kapil explained the facilities provided for Balancing, Modernization and Replacement (BMR) for rice husking mills up to Rs10million at 6.75% mark up where the 4.75% of the mark-up is borne by SEDF.
BADIN -- The civil judge of Shaheed Fazil Rahu (formerly Golarchi) town, Ali Sher Chandio, on Saturday fined owners of 16 rice husking mills for their failure to install a dust control system at their respective industrial units as was directed by the Supreme Court-mandated judicial commission on water quality and drainage system.
The real key to making easy work of husking walnuts is to catch them at just the right stage of ripeness--when they've been on the ground long enough for the husks to soften, but not long enough for them to rot.
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Friday announced reduction in the mark-up rate by 3 percent for long-term loans to be extended to rice husking mills by banks under the SBP refinancing scheme.
If each stalk in a 10-acre field produced an ear of corn, it would result in the farmer husking 120,000 ears of corn from that field by hand.
The island's Quaker heritage encouraged communal activities including corn husking and quilting bees.