cork·​er | \ ˈkȯr-kər How to pronounce corker (audio) \

Definition of corker

1 : one that corks containers (such as bottles)
2 : one that is excellent or remarkable

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Examples of corker in a Sentence

Last week's episode was good, but this one is a real corker! that last race was a real corker!

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The Israeli company Monkey Business is known for useful products with playful designs — an orange peeler shaped like a leaf, animal wine bottle corkers, little monkeys that act as kitchen hooks., "The most useful pasta you’ll ever have," 11 June 2019 One corker of a courtroom exchange is such a stunner that readers will be left astonished. Randy Dotinga, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Beneath a Ruthless Sun' is a wrenching story of bigotry – and an inspiring tale of heroes," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of corker

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of corker was in 1881

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English Language Learners Definition of corker

informal + old-fashioned : a very good or amusing person or thing

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