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.
noun 1. .
- Corkscrew grass
noun 1. a variety of spear grass, Austrostipa scabra, native to Australia, having very fine foliage, an erect seed head, and awns that twist up the seed head: family Poaceae
/ˈkɔːkˌtɪpt/ adjective 1. (of a cigarette) having a filter of cork or some material resembling cork
noun 1. the cork oak, Quercus suber, of the beech family. 2. any of several Asian citrus trees of the genus Phellodendron, having a corky bark.