Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of detassel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or practice of removing the tassel (male inflorescence) from growing Indian corn.

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Examples

  • Clayton Hauck for The Wall Street Journal Corn detasseling is considered prime summer work for teenagers across much of the corn belt; almost everyone here has spent a summer detasseling or knows someone who has.

    Two Girls Killed in Corn Field Accident

  • Clayton Hauck for The Wall Street Journal A crew finishes up a shift detasseling corn and heads back to the bus near Tampico, Ill.

    Two Girls Killed in Corn Field Accident

  • Corn detasseling is considered prime summer work for teenagers across much of the corn belt; almost everyone here has spent a summer detasseling or knows someone who has.

    Midwest Teenage Rite Ends in Tragedy

  • Monsanto said it would pay for medical and funeral expenses, and has temporarily stopped detasseling in its seed-corn fields in the surrounding region.

    Midwest Teenage Rite Ends in Tragedy

  • It also ordered that in the future irrigation equipment be turned off before a detasseling crew can occupy the same field.

    Midwest Teenage Rite Ends in Tragedy

  • Hannah's mother, Mary Kendall , said she never heard of anyone getting hurt detasseling and was happy her daughter applied for the job.

    Midwest Teenage Rite Ends in Tragedy

  • Two Girls Killed in Cornfield Accident Clayton Hauck for The Wall Street Journal Cory Brown, 15, finishes up a shift detasseling corn in a field just down the street from the scene of the accident.

    Midwest Teenage Rite Ends in Tragedy

  • Probably nothing a good conversation wouldn't overcome, and you never know what will happen on a farm where second date entertainment could include detasseling corn or even checking one another for ticks.

    Bluff The Listener

  • A recent transplant from Washington, Shahed Samadi, was baffled when a girl showed up dehydrated at the hospital after spending the day in the fields "detasseling," the job of removing by hand the pollen-producing flower from the top of a corn plant.

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  • Discovered in 1982 at the age of 16 while detasseling corn, Cindy Crawford joined Elite Model Management one year later and hasn't looked back.

    PHOTOS: Cindy Crawford Then & Now

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