corkscrew

[ kawrk-skroo ]
/ ˈkɔrkˌskru /

noun

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.

adjective

resembling a corkscrew; helical; spiral.

verb (used with or without object)

to move in a spiral or zigzag course.

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Origin of corkscrew

First recorded in 1805–15; cork + screw
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British Dictionary definitions for corkscrew

corkscrew
/ (ˈkɔːkˌskruː) /

noun

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

verb

to move or cause to move in a spiral or zigzag course
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