- cork tree,
- corkscrew flower,
- corkscrew grass
Origin of corker
Examples from the Web for corker
“Burr and Corker and I will be working closely together on everything,” McCain said.
McCain said he, Corker, and Burr are also interested in pursuing more vigorous oversight of the Iran deal as well.
Menendez and Corker are trying to schedule a hearing on Iraq this month with Secretary of State John Kerry.
The interaction between Obama and Corker was a tense moment in the otherwise uneventful meeting.Exclusive: Obama Told Lawmakers Criticism of His Syria Policy is 'Horsesh*t'|Josh Rogin|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Exasperated at one point, Corker asked, “Well do we need an AUMF or not?”Obama Admin. Channels Cheney, Claims Unlimited War Powers|Eli Lake|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some were inclined to take the matter up to Corker's throne, but they were a miserable minority.Acton's Feud|Frederick Swainson
One of the young men assured Mrs. Dupont that her baby was a corker.A Top-Floor Idyl|George van Schaick
Corker, the scout, a short fat man, came up the stairs with dignity and indignation contending.
He's a corker, wi' a face like yin o' they pented cupids that the lasses send to the young men on picture postcards.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
Corker got all the benefit of the hospitable doings, and made a tidy dinner out of it, for Cradock could eat no breakfast.
- something or somebody striking or outstandingthat was a corker of a joke
- an irrefutable remark that puts an end to discussion
1837, slang, something that "settles" a debate, discussion, conflict, etc.; hence "something astonishing" (1880s). Probably an agent noun from cork (v.) on the notion is of putting a cork in a bottle as an act of finality.