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Meaning of CORKSCREW

Pronunciation:  'kork`skroo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a bottle opener that pulls corks
  2. [v]  move in a spiral or zigzag course
 

CORKSCREW is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: bottle screw, spiral
 
 See Also: bottle opener, turn

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cork"screw`\ (-skr[udd]`), n.
    An instrument with a screw or a steel spiral for drawing
    corks from bottles.
    
    {Corkscrew stairs}, a spiral staircase around a solid newel.
    
    
  2. \Cork"screw`\, v. t.
    To press forward in a winding way; as, to corkscrew one's way
    through a crowd. [Colloq.] --Dickens.
    
    
 
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