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Definition of "corkscrew" [cork•screw]

  • A device for drawing corks from bottles, consisting of a pointed metal spiral attached to a handle. (noun)
  • Spiral in shape. (adjective)
  • To move or cause to move in a spiral or winding course. (verb-transitive)

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 "corkscrew" in a sentence
  • ""It's what we call a corkscrew lie down here," I explained."
  • "Tirabuzón is a word for corkscrew, which is sort of what Fernando's Sunday pitch, his screwball, looks like to National Baseball League batters as it twists and dips."
  • "If you want to splurge on a handsome gift, a corkscrew is a stately way to go."