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Cob or COB may mean:


  • Cob (horse), a small sturdy horse or large pony
  • Cob, an adult male swan
  • Cob, a gull
  • Cob, an old English word for a spider, sometimes still used for an orb-weaver spider

Parts of plants

  • Corncob, the inside of an ear of maize (corn) on which the kernels grow
  • Cob or cob nut, another name for a hazelnut

Materials and objects

  • Cob (material), a building material for making walls using compacted clay, sand and straw
  • Cob or cobbing board, a wooden instrument used for punishment
  • Cob, Spanish gold and silver coins that were irregularly shaped and crudely struck: see Spanish dollar
  • Cob (bread), a crusty bread roll shaped like a squashed ball, commonly used in the English Midlands

Geographical objects

  • The Cob, a seawall in Porthmadog, Wales
  • The Cob, a seawall in Malltraeth, Anglesey, Wales
  • Kingsley Castle, also known as Castle Cob, a medieval motte in Kingsley, Cheshire, England


  • Cob Stenham (born 1932), English business executive


  • Bolivian Workers' Center, Central Obrera Boliviana in Spanish
  • Brazilian Olympic Committee, Comitê Olímpico Brasileiro in Portuguese
  • Brazilian Workers Confederation, Confederação Operária Brasileira in Portuguese
  • Center of balance (disambiguation), multiple meanings
  • Central Obrera Boliviana, a federation of labor unions in Bolivia
  • Cercle Olympique de Bamako, a Malian football team
  • Chairman of the board
  • Chief of the Boat, the most senior enlisted crewperson on United States Navy submarines
  • Children of Bodom, a Finnish metal band
  • Chip on board, method of directly mounting semiconductors on printed circuit boards or substrates
  • Church of the Brethren, an American religious denomination of German origin
  • Church Office Building, headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Clerk, Clerk of the Board, of an organizational board or committee
  • Close of Business, the formal end of the day in financial markets or offices
  • College of The Bahamas, the national public institution of higher education
  • Company of Biologists, a UK charity that publishes scientific journals
  • Consistent Overhead Byte Stuffing, an algorithm
  • Continent-ocean boundary, the boundary between oceanic and continental crust on a passive margin
  • Contingency Operating Base, a US military term, a forward operating base
  • Continuity of Business, an acronym sometimes used in conjunction with Disaster Recovery
  • Corn, Oats and Barley, a grain mix fed to horses and other livestock: see equine nutrition
  • Creature Object, a simple programming language for the game Creatures (artificial life program)
  • Crew overboard, in boating: see Man overboard


  • cob, the ISO 639-3 code for the Chicomuceltec language of Mexico and Guatemala
  • COB, a country code for the Republic of the Congo that is no longer used
  • COB, the station code for Cooden Beach railway station, Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Related pages

  • Cobb (disambiguation)
  • Kob, an antelope
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