verb (used with object)
Origin of cork
Examples from the Web for 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|W.C. Heinz|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their nanny is from Cork, Ireland, and she is amazing and hilarious.
They sing harvest songs and pull cork after cork after cork.
He was working on five of them; and one of them, the double cork 1080, he said he would name “the Bob.”
It is said that a Moët et Chandon cork pops somewhere on earth every second.
I've felt all the week just like something sizzling in a bottle and waiting to have the cork pulled!Dandelion Cottage|Carroll Watson Rankin
The cane, K K, is fastened by thread as in the diagram; the thread can pass through a hole in the cork.Toy-Making in School and Home|Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
It was gone in an instant, and she felt like a cork floating on the water.Lulu's Library, Volume II|Louisa M. Alcott
This layer in the cork oak is thick enough to be of commercial importance.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
No matter about that—the glass of brandy we had from that friend of yours in the cork wood set all to rights afterwards.
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.