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corkscrew

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noun cork·screw \ˈkȯrk-ˌskrü\

Definition of corkscrew

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

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First Known Use of corkscrew

1698


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corkscrew

adjective cork·screw

Definition of corkscrew

  1. :  resembling a corkscrew :  spiral

Examples of corkscrew in a Sentence

  1. an angelic child with beautiful corkscrew curls

First Known Use of corkscrew

1790


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corkscrew

verb cork·screw

Definition of corkscrew

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  wind

  3. 2 :  to draw out with difficulty

  4. 3 :  to twist into a spiral

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to move in a winding course

Examples of corkscrew in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of corkscrew from the Web

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First Known Use of corkscrew

1837


CORKSCREW Defined for English Language Learners

corkscrew

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Definition of corkscrew for English Language Learners

  • : a tool that is used to pull corks from bottles


CORKSCREW Defined for Kids

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corkscrew

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noun cork·screw \ˈkȯrk-ˌskrü\

Definition of corkscrew for Students

  1. :  a pointed spiral piece of metal with a handle that is screwed into corks to pull them from bottles


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corkscrew

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adjective cork·screw

Definition of corkscrew for Students

  1. :  having a spiral shape



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