CORF

Etymology

Noun

corf (plural corves or corfs)

(mining) A large basket, especially as used for coal.

A container (basket, wooden box with holes etc.) used to store live fish underwater.

(mining) A wooden frame, sled, or low-wheeled wagon, to convey coal or ore in the mines.

Source: Wiktionary


Corf (krrf), n.; pl. Corves (k. Etym: [Cf.LG. & D. korf basket, G. korb, fr. L. corbis.]

1. A basket.

2. (Mining) (a) A large basket used in carrying or hoisting coal or ore. (b) A wooden frame, sled, or low-wheeled wagon, to convey coal or ore in the mines.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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