[ kawrf ]
/ kɔrf /

noun, plural corves [kawrvz] /kɔrvz/. British.

  1. a small wagon for carrying coal, ore, etc.
  2. a wicker basket formerly used for this purpose.
a basket, cage, or boxlike structure with perforations for keeping lobsters or fish alive in water.

Origin of corf

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle Dutch (cognate with German Korb) < Latin corbis basket; cf. corbeil Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for corf

/ (kɔːf) /

noun plural corves

British a wagon or basket used formerly in mines

Word Origin for corf

C14: from Middle Dutch corf or Middle Low German korf, probably from Latin corbis basket
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