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cork

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noun \ˈkȯrk\

Definition of cork

  1. 1a :  the elastic tough outer tissue of the cork oak that is used especially for stoppers and insulationb :  phellem

  2. 2 :  a usually cork stopper for a bottle or jug

  3. 3 :  a fishing float

Examples of cork in a sentence

  1. the cork of a wine bottle

Origin and Etymology 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


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cork

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Definition of cork

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to furnish or fit with cork or a cork

  3. 2 :  to stop up with a cork cork a bottle

  4. 3 :  to blacken with burnt cork corked faces

Examples of cork in a sentence

  1. a corked bottle of wine

  2. a player who has been accused of illegally corking his bats

1535

First Known Use of cork

1535


Cork

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geographical name \ˈkȯrk\

Definition of Cork

  1. 1 county of southwestern Ireland in Munster bordering on the Celtic Sea area 2880 square miles (7459 square kilometers), population 399,802

  2. 2 city and port at head of Cork Harbor, Ireland population 198,582 The city of Cork is the capital of the county of Cork.



CORK Defined for English Language Learners


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cork

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Definition of cork for English Language Learners

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

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


CORK Defined for Kids

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cork

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noun \ˈkȯrk\

Definition of cork for Students

  1. 1 :  the light but tough material that is the outer layer of bark of a tree (cork oak) and is used especially for stoppers and insulation

  2. 2 :  a stopper for a bottle or jug


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cork

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Definition of cork for Students

corked

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corking

  1. :  to stop with a stopper cork a bottle



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