plural corves ˈkȯrvz How to pronounce corf (audio)
: a basket, tub, or truck used in a mine

Word History


Middle English, basket, from Middle Dutch corf or Middle Low German korf, from Latin corbis basket

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corf was in 1653

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Cite this Entry

“Corf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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