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

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



: 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
:  to furnish or fit with cork or a cork
:  to stop up with a cork <cork a bottle>
:  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



geographical name \ˈkrk\

Definition of CORK

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

Rhymes with CORK

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