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Cab vs. Cob

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Cabnoun

A taxi; a taxicab.

Cobnoun

A male swan.

Cabnoun

Compartment at the front of a truck or train for the driver

Cobnoun

A corncob.

Cabnoun

Shelter at the top of an air traffic control tower or fire lookout tower

Cobnoun

(Midlands) A round, often crusty roll or loaf of bread.

Cabnoun

Any of several four-wheeled carriages; a cabriolet

Cobnoun

(uncountable) A building material consisting of clay, sand, straw, water, and earth, similar to adobe; also called cobb, rammed earth or pisé.

Cabnoun

A former Hebrew unit of volume, about equal to 1.3{{nbsp}}L as a dry measure or 1¼{{nbsp}}L as a liquid measure.

Cobnoun

A horse having a stout body and short legs.

Cabnoun

An arcade cabinet, the unit in which a video game is housed in a gaming arcade.

Cobnoun

(East Anglia) A gull, especially the black-backed gull (Larus marinus); also spelled cobb.

Cabverb

To travel by taxicab.

Cobnoun

Any of the gold and silver coins that were minted in the Spanish Empire and valued in reales or escudos, such as the piece of eight—especially those which were crudely struck and irregularly shaped.

Cabnoun

A kind of close carriage with two or four wheels, usually a public vehicle.

Cobnoun

A Spanish coin formerly current in Ireland, worth about four shillings and sixpence.

Cabnoun

The covered part of a locomotive, in which the engineer has his station.

Cobnoun

(obsolete) One who is eminent, great, large, or rich.

Cabnoun

A Hebrew dry measure, containing a little over two (2.37) pints.

Cobnoun

A spider.

Cabnoun

a compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits

Cobnoun

A small fish, the miller's thumb.

Cabnoun

small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood

Cobnoun

A large fish, especially the kabeljou (variant spelling of kob).

Cabnoun

a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money

Cobnoun

(obsolete) The head of a herring.

Cabnoun

a taxi

‘she hailed a cab’; ‘cab drivers’;

Cobnoun

The top or head of anything.

Cabnoun

a horse-drawn vehicle for public hire.

Cobnoun

A lump or piece of anything, usually of a somewhat large size, as of coal, or stone.

Cabnoun

the driver's compartment in a lorry, bus, or train.

Cobnoun

A punishment consisting of blows inflicted on the buttocks with a strap or a flat piece of wood.

Cabnoun

a cabinet containing a speaker or speakers for a guitar amplifier.

Cobnoun

A cylinder with pins in it, encoding music to be played back mechanically by a barrel organ.

Cabverb

travel in a taxi

‘Roger cabbed home’;

Cobverb

To construct using mud blocks or to seal a wall using mud or an artificial equivalent.

Cobverb

Of growing corn, to have the heads mature into corncobs.

Cobverb

To beat with a flat instrument; to paddle.

Cobverb

(Northern UK, possibly colloquial) To throw, chuck, lob.

Cobverb

To chip off unwanted pieces of stone, so as to form a desired shape or improve the quality of mineral ore.

Cobnoun

The top or head of anything.

Cobnoun

A leader or chief; a conspicuous person, esp. a rich covetous person.

‘All cobbing country chuffs, which make their bellies and their bags their god, are called rich cobs.’;

Cobnoun

The axis on which the kernels of maize or indian corn grow.

Cobnoun

A spider; perhaps from its shape; it being round like a head.

Cobnoun

A young herring.

Cobnoun

A fish; - also called miller's thumb.

Cobnoun

A short-legged and stout horse, esp. one used for the saddle.

Cobnoun

A sea mew or gull; esp., the black-backed gull (Larus marinus).

Cobnoun

A lump or piece of anything, usually of a somewhat large size, as of coal, or stone.

Cobnoun

A cobnut; as, Kentish cobs. See Cobnut.

Cobnoun

Clay mixed with straw.

‘The poor cottager contenteth himself with cob for his walls, and thatch for his covering.’;

Cobnoun

A punishment consisting of blows inflictod on tho buttocas with a strap or a flat piece of wood.

Cobnoun

A Spanish coin formerly current in Ireland, worth abiut 4s. 6d.

Cobverb

To strike

Cobverb

To break into small pieces, as ore, so as to sort out its better portions.

Cobverb

To punish by striking on the buttocks with a strap, a flat piece of wood, or the like.

Cobnoun

nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus

Cobnoun

stocky short-legged harness horse

Cobnoun

white gull having a black back and wings

Cobnoun

adult male swan

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