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corkscrew

noun cork·screw \ ˈkȯrk-ˌskrü \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of corkscrew

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

Recent Examples of corkscrew from the Web

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First Known Use of corkscrew

1698


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corkscrew

adjective

Definition of corkscrew

: resembling a corkscrew : spiral

Examples of corkscrew in a Sentence

  1. an angelic child with beautiful corkscrew curls

First Known Use of corkscrew

1790

corkscrew Synonyms


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corkscrew

verb

Definition of corkscrew

transitive verb
1 : wind
2 : to draw out with difficulty
3 : to twist into a spiral
intransitive verb
: 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 Synonyms

Synonyms
extract, prize, pry, pull, root (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, wring, yank
Related Words
mine, pluck, remove, take (out), withdraw
Near Antonyms
implant, insert, install, instill; cram, jam, ram, stuff, wedge

CORKSCREW Defined for English Language Learners

corkscrew

noun

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

noun cork·screw \ ˈkȯrk-ˌskrü \

Definition of corkscrew for Students

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

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corkscrew

adjective

Definition of corkscrew for Students

: having a spiral shape


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