bob, bobber, cork, bobfloat

(noun) a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line

cork, bottle cork

(noun) the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)


(noun) a port city in southern Ireland


(noun) outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc.

phellem, cork

(noun) (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells


(verb) stuff with cork; “The baseball player stuffed his bat with cork to make it lighter”

cork, cork up

(verb) close a bottle with a cork

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Proper noun


Principal city of County Cork.

County in the Republic of Ireland. (County Cork)


• Kroc, Rock, rock

Etymology 1


cork (countable and uncountable, plural corks)

(uncountable) The bark of the cork oak, which is very light and porous and used for making bottle stoppers, flotation devices, and insulation material.

A bottle stopper made from this or any other material.

An angling float, also traditionally made of oak cork.

The cork oak, Quercus suber.

(botany) The dead protective tissue between the bark and cambium in woody plants, with suberin deposits making it impervious to gasses and water.


cork (third-person singular simple present corks, present participle corking, simple past and past participle corked)

(transitive) To seal or stop up, especially with a cork stopper.

(transitive) To blacken (as) with a burnt cork

To leave the cork in a bottle after attempting to uncork it.

To fill with cork, as the center of a baseball bat.

(transitive, Australia) To injure through a blow; to induce a haematoma.

(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.

Etymology 2

From the traversal path resembling that of a corkscrew.


cork (plural corks)

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


cork (third-person singular simple present corks, present participle corking, simple past and past participle corked)

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


cork (not comparable)

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


• Kroc, Rock, rock

Source: Wiktionary

Cork (krk), n. Etym: [Cf. G., Dan., & Sw. kork, D. kurk; all fr. Sp. corcho, fr. L. cortex, corticis, bark, rind. Cf. Cortex.]

1. The outer layer of the bark of the cork tree (Quercus Suber), of which stoppers for bottles and casks are made. See Cutose.

2. A stopper for a bottle or cask, cut out of cork.

3. A mass of tabular cells formed in any kind of bark, in greater or less abundance.

Note: Cork is sometimes used wrongly for calk, calker; calkin, a sharp piece of iron on the shoe of a horse or ox. Cork jackets, a jacket having thin pieces of cork inclosed within canvas, and used to aid in swimming.

– Cork tree (Bot.), the species of oak (Quercus Suber of Southern Europe) whose bark furnishes the cork of commerce.

Cork, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corked (krkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Corking.]

1. To stop with a cork, as a bottle.

2. To furnish or fit with cork; to raise on cork. Tread on corked stilts a prisoner's pace. Bp. Hall.

Note: To cork is sometimes used erroneously for to calk, to furnish the shoe of a horse or ox with sharp points, and also in the meaning of cutting with a calk.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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