recork

verb re·cork \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkȯrk \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of recork

recorked; recorking; recorks
1 : to stop up (something) again with a cork : to cork again
  • Because Ports are fortified, they can be recorked, stored in a cool place and enjoyed over a few weeks.
  • —David White
2 : to furnish (something) with a fresh cork
  • Any bottle of venerable madeira being cellared for any length of time should therefore be recorked roughly every twenty to thirty years.
  • —Richard Mayson

First Known Use of recork

1794

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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