a device for pulling corks out of bottles, usually a spiral-shaped piece of steel with a point at one end and a handle at the other
shaped like a corkscrew; spiral
to move in a spiral; twist
- A device for drawing corks from bottles, consisting of a pointed metal spiral attached to a handle.
- Sports A swimming stroke with a flutter kick in which one alternates between overarm strokes taken while face down and overarm strokes taken while on one's back. Corkscrew is usually used as a training drill.
Spiral in shape.
intr. & tr.v.cork·screwed, cork·screw·ing, cork·screws
To move or cause to move in a spiral or winding course.
- An implement for opening bottles that are sealed by a cork. Sometimes specifically such an implement that includes a screw-shaped part, or worm.
- I opened the wine with a corkscrew.
- The screw-shaped worm of a typical corkscrew.
- (boxing, martial arts) A type of sharp, twisting punch, often one thrown close and from the side.
- (amusement rides) A type of inversion used in roller coasters.
- (types of corkscrew bottle opener): waiter's friend; wing corkscrew; butler's friend
- Having the tightly winding shape of a corkscrew.
(third-person singular simple present corkscrews, present participle corkscrewing, simple past and past participle corkscrewed)