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Definition of "corked" [corked]

  • Sealed with or as if with a cork. (adjective)
  • Tainted in flavor by an unsound cork: corked port. (adjective)
  • Blackened by burnt cork. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "corked" in a sentence
  • "Reign of Terroir: Ken Payton raises the question of whether corks alone are responsible for what we call corked wines."
  • "It caused wine to become "corked" -- that is, to smell like a moldy pile of damp cardboard."
  • "Unlike the rosés, however, the men found a few reds and whites that were particularly unpleasant, not at the fault of their respective wineries but because they were "corked" - they simply had gone bad."
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