/kob/, n.
1. a corncob.
2. a male swan.
3. a short-legged, thick-set horse, often having a high gait and frequently used for driving.
4. Brit. a mixture of clay and straw, used as a building material.
5. Brit. Dial. a rounded mass or lump.
6. a crude silver or gold Spanish-American coin of the 16th to 18th centuries, characteristically irregular in shape and bearing only a partial impression of the dies from which it was struck.
[1375-1425; late ME cobbe male swan, leader of a gang; these and various subsequent senses are obscurely related and prob. in part of distinct orig.]

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