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[kawrk-skroo] /ˈkɔrkˌskru/

an instrument typically consisting of a metal spiral with a sharp point at one end and a transverse handle at the other, used for drawing from bottles.
resembling a corkscrew; helical; spiral.
verb (used with or without object)
to move in a spiral or zigzag course.
a device for drawing corks from bottles, typically consisting of a pointed metal spiral attached to a handle or screw mechanism
(boxing, slang) a blow that ends with a twist of the fist, esp one intended to cut the opponent
(modifier) resembling a corkscrew in shape
to move or cause to move in a spiral or zigzag course

1720, from cork (n.) + screw (n.). Given various figurative or extended senses from c.1815; the verb is attested from 1837.


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