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!
Recent Examples on the Web Like much of Angell’s work, this piece is a corker—soaring with crackling energy and verve. Erin Overbey, The New Yorker, "New Yorker Classics That Resonated in 2020," 29 Dec. 2020 Mickie’s talk is interrupted by a young woman named Andrea (Paloma Nozicka), a wild card and corker who has crashed his class before. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Want to play gumshoe? Then ‘Citizen Detective’ at the Geffen is for you," 19 Nov. 2020 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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17 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Corker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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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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