cork meaning

[ kɔ:k ] Pronunciation:   "cork" in a sentence
Noun: cork  kork
  1. Outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc. 
  2. (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells
    - phellem 
  3. The plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)
    - bottle cork 
  4. A small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line
    - bob, bobber, bobfloat
Verb: cork  kork
  1. Close a bottle with a cork
    - cork up 
  2. Stuff with cork
    "The baseball player stuffed his bat with cork to make it lighter"
Noun: Cork  kork
  1. A port city in southern Ireland

Sounds like: Cork, calk, caulk

Derived forms: corking, corks, corked

See also: corker, corky

Type of: bark, city, float, metropolis, plant material, plant substance, plug, port, secure, stop up, stopper, stopple, stuff, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]

Antonym: uncork

Part of: Eire, fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, Ireland, Irish Republic, Republic of Ireland, rig, tackle, wine bottle

Encyclopedia: Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway Cork Cork, Brandon and South Coast Railway Cork, Ireland Cork, Diocese of Cork, County Cork


[Architecture]

The outer bark of the cork oak tree; lightweight, used as thermal insulation, for gaskets, and in vibration control.

Corinthian capital

Corinthian order

Examples

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  1. that fellow bobs up like a cork.
  2. he bobs up like a cork.
  3. hold the bottle and pull the cork out with the other hand.
  4. can you draw the cork out?
  5. do not cork it all up, if you feel angry, show it.

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