Thesaurus

corkscrew

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of corkscrew

(Entry 1 of 2)

turning around an axis like the thread of a screw
  • an angelic child with beautiful corkscrew curls

Synonyms for corkscrew

Words Related to corkscrew

Near Antonyms for corkscrew

corkscrew

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of corkscrew (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to draw out by force or with effort
  • practically every word had to be corkscrewed out of the tight-lipped witness

Synonyms for corkscrew

Words Related to corkscrew

Near Antonyms for corkscrew

2 to follow a circular or spiral course
  • the trail corkscrews through dense woods to the top of the steep hill

Synonyms for corkscrew

Words Related to corkscrew

Near Antonyms for corkscrew

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About corkscrew

Time Traveler for corkscrew

Time Traveler

The first known use of corkscrew was in 1698

See more words from the same year

Thesaurus Entries Near corkscrew

corks

corkscrew

corkscrewed

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Corkscrew.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/corkscrew. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on corkscrew

Nglish: Translation of corkscrew for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!