The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a machine that snaps the ears of corn from the stalk and husks them; it is used in the USA. In the USSR, ears of corn are removed from the stalk with corn harvesters, and the husks are removed with cornhuskers.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.