verb (used with object)
Origin of cork
Related Words for corkplug, spike, stopper, stop, float, seal, close, phellem, bobber, oak, stopple, shive
Examples from the Web for cork
Contemporary Examples of cork
The floors were softened by cork tiles, the walls by Philippine mahogany paneling.The Night Vince Lombardi Lay Awake Brooding Over a 49-0 Win
January 25, 2014
Their nanny is from Cork, Ireland, and she is amazing and hilarious.Neil Patrick Harris Hosts the Tonys
June 10, 2011
They sing harvest songs and pull cork after cork after cork.World's Most Extravagant BYOB
February 7, 2011
He was working on five of them; and one of them, the double cork 1080, he said he would name “the Bob.”Pure Gold: Snowboarding With Shaun White
January 28, 2010
It is said that a Moët et Chandon cork pops somewhere on earth every second.Designer Champagne
December 29, 2009
Historical Examples of cork
Pour it through a funnel into half-pint bottles, and cork them well.
Then pour off the thin liquid from the top, and cork the jug tightly.
When they are cold, tie up the jar; covering the cork with leather.
Put the mixture into a stone jug, or a demijohn, and cork it tightly.
Of course the Californians were wide awake for the drawing of the cork.
Word Origin for cork
place in Ireland, anglicized from Irish Corcaigh, from corcach "marsh."
1570s, "to put a cork sole on a shoe," from cork (n.)). Meaning "to stop with a cork" is from 1640s. Related: Corked; corking.