- an instrument typically consisting of a metal spiral with a sharp point at one end and a transverse handle at the other, used for drawing corks from bottles.
- resembling a corkscrew; helical; spiral.
- to move in a spiral or zigzag course.
Origin of corkscrew
Related Words for corkscrewcoiled, circling, fuzzy, wavy, kinky, crimp, wrinkle, rush, stream, swell, upsurge, rash, surge, tide, flood, outbreak, sign, crest, influx, movement
Examples from the Web for corkscrew
Historical Examples of corkscrew
I always carry a corkscrew, and I never forget to kiss the landlady.'Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
At last I heard him revolving on his axis down the corkscrew staircase.Wilfrid Cumbermede
Not even a corkscrew imitation of smoke issuing from the roof was forgotten.His Masterpiece
The snow snowed on, and now it fell in large, corkscrew flakes.The Eternal City
Sellers was to end with a sort of corkscrew performance on the stage.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
- a device for drawing corks from bottles, typically consisting of a pointed metal spiral attached to a handle or screw mechanism
- boxing slang a blow that ends with a twist of the fist, esp one intended to cut the opponent
- (modifier) resembling a corkscrew in shape
- to move or cause to move in a spiral or zigzag course