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corkscrew

[kawrk-skroo] /ˈkɔrkˌskru/
noun
1.
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
2.
resembling a corkscrew; helical; spiral.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
3.
to move in a spiral or zigzag course.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; cork + screw
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British Dictionary definitions for cork-screw

corkscrew

/ˈkɔːkˌskruː/
noun
1.
a device for drawing corks from bottles, typically consisting of a pointed metal spiral attached to a handle or screw mechanism
2.
(boxing, slang) a blow that ends with a twist of the fist, esp one intended to cut the opponent
3.
(modifier) resembling a corkscrew in shape
verb
4.
to move or cause to move in a spiral or zigzag course
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Word Origin and History for cork-screw

corkscrew

n.

1720, from cork (n.) + screw (n.). Given various figurative or extended senses from c.1815; the verb is attested from 1837.

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