corkscrew

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1cork·screw

noun \ˈkrk-ˌskrü\

: a tool that is used to pull corks from bottles

Full Definition of CORKSCREW

:  a device for drawing corks from bottles that has a pointed spiral piece of metal turned by a handle

First Known Use of CORKSCREW

1698

2corkscrew

adjective

Definition of CORKSCREW

:  resembling a corkscrew :  spiral

Examples of CORKSCREW

  1. <an angelic child with beautiful corkscrew curls>

First Known Use of CORKSCREW

1790

3corkscrew

verb

Definition of CORKSCREW

transitive verb
1
:  wind
2
:  to draw out with difficulty
3
:  to twist into a spiral
intransitive verb
:  to move in a winding course

Examples of CORKSCREW

  1. <practically every word had to be corkscrewed out of the tight-lipped witness>
  2. <the trail corkscrews through dense woods to the top of the steep hill>

First Known Use of CORKSCREW

1837

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