[ kawrk-skroo ]
/ ˈkɔrkˌskru /


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.

verb (used with or without object)

to move in a spiral or zigzag course.

Origin of corkscrew

First recorded in 1805–15; cork + screw Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for corkscrew

British Dictionary definitions for corkscrew

/ (ˈkɔːkˌskruː) /


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
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