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1cork

noun \ˈkrk\

: a material that is made from the soft bark of a kind of oak tree

: a piece of cork or another material (such as plastic) that is put in the end of bottle to close it

Full Definition of CORK

1
a :  the elastic tough outer tissue of the cork oak that is used especially for stoppers and insulation
b :  phellem
2
:  a usually cork stopper for a bottle or jug
3
:  a fishing float

Examples of CORK

  1. the cork of a wine bottle

Origin of CORK

Middle English, cork, bark, probably from Middle Dutch *kurk or Middle Low German korck, from Old Spanish alcorque, ultimately from dialect Arabic qurq, from Latin quercus oak — more at fir
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with CORK

2cork

verb

: to close (something, such as a bottle) with a cork

: to put cork inside (something, such as a baseball bat)

Full Definition of CORK

transitive verb
1
:  to furnish or fit with cork or a cork
2
:  to stop up with a cork <cork a bottle>
3
:  to blacken with burnt cork <corked faces>

Examples of CORK

  1. a corked bottle of wine
  2. a player who has been accused of illegally corking his bats

First Known Use of CORK

1535

Cork

geographical name \ˈkrk\

Definition of CORK

1
county SW Ireland in Munster area 2880 square miles (7459 square kilometers), pop 447,829
2
city & port, its , at head of Cork harbor pop 123,062

Rhymes with CORK

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