cork
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /kɔɹk/
  • (RP) IPA: /kɔːk/
Noun

cork

  1. (uncountable) The bark of the cork oak, which is very light and porous and used for making bottle stoppers, flotation devices, and insulation material.
  2. A bottle stopper made from this or any other material.
    Snobs feel it's hard to call it wine with a straight face when the cork is made of plastic.
  3. An angling float, also traditionally made of oak cork.
  4. The cork oak, Quercus suber.
  5. (botany) The dead protective tissue between the bark and cambium in woody plants, with suberin deposits making it impervious to gasses and water.
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: bouchon
  • Russian: поплаво́к
Translations
  • Russian: луб
Verb

cork (corks, present participle corking; past and past participle corked)

  1. (transitive) To seal or stop up, especially with a cork stopper.
    • 2014, Paul Salopek, Blessed. Cursed. Claimed., National Geographic (December 2014)
      Arms draped on shoulders, kick-stepping in circles, they swing bottles of wine. Purpled thumbs cork the bottles. The wine leaps and jumps behind green glass.
  2. (transitive) To blacken (as) with a burnt cork
  3. To leave the cork in a bottle after attempting to uncork it.
  4. To fill with cork, as the center of a baseball bat.
    He corked his bat, which was discovered when it broke, causing a controversy.
  5. (transitive, Australia) To injure through a blow; to induce a haematoma.
    The vicious tackle corked his leg.
    • ‘Must have corked my leg when I got up,’ he thought.
  6. 2010, Andrew Stojanovski, Dog Ear Cafe, large print 16pt, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=p50yugxFAtIC&pg=PA191&dq=%22corks|corked|corking%22+leg+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=L-AwT_GOGeaaiQfWy-H9BA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22corks|corked|corking%22%20leg%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 191],
    Much to my relief he had only corked his leg when he had jumped.
  7. (fishing) To position one's drift net just outside of another person's net, thereby intercepting and catching all the fish that would have gone into that person's net.
Translations
  • Russian: затыка́ть
Noun

cork (plural corks)

  1. (snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding) An aerialist maneuver involving a rotation where the rider goes heels over head, with the board overhead.
Translations Verb

cork (corks, present participle corking; past and past participle corked)

  1. (snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding) To perform such a maneuver.
Adjective

cork (not comparable)

  1. (snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding) Having the property of a head over heels rotation.

Cork
Proper noun
  1. Principal city of County Cork.
  2. County in the Republic of Ireland. (County Cork)
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