re·​cork (ˌ)rē-ˈkȯrk How to pronounce recork (audio)
recorked; recorking; recorks

transitive verb

: 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
: 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

Examples of recork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Update, Monday, September 19: Return your fireworks and recork your Champagne. Vulture, 18 Sep. 2022 To keep an opened bottle of wine fresh and drinkable, recork it or seal it with a wine stopper (like this Better Homes & Gardens Elegant Wine Bottle Stopper, $5, Walmart) as soon as possible. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Jan. 2023 For many, there is no way to recork the retail trading genie, and the mainstream investment industry simply has to adapt. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 10 Mar. 2021 The easiest way to recork your wine bottle is to use these silicone bottle stoppers. Alicia Cypress, USA TODAY, 16 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of recork was in 1794

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Cite this Entry

“Recork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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