Brit. a basket or small cart, as for carrying coal, ore, etc. in mines
Origin of corfMiddle English from Middle Dutch and Middle Low German from Classical Latin corbis, a basket: see corbeil
nounpl. corves, Chiefly British
A truck, tub, or basket used in a mine.
Origin of corfMiddle English basket from Middle Dutch corf or Middle Low German korf both probably from Latin corbis
(plural corves or corfes)
Via Middle Low German korf or Middle Dutch korf, from Latin corbis (“basket”).