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Definition of Corkscrew


  1. An instrument with a screw or a steel spiral for drawing corks from bottles.
  2. To press forward in a winding way; as, to corkscrew one's way through a crowd.

Corkscrew Quotations

Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.
Charles Dickens

Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.
W. C. Fields

Always carry a corkscrew and the wine shall provide itself.
Basil Bunting

Paris's neighborhoods, the arrondissements, are organized like a twist. They spiral from the river like toilet water flushing in reverse and erupting out of the bowl - a corkscrew or what have you, a flattened pig's tail, a whorling braid notched one to 20.
Rosecrans Baldwin
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Corkscrew Translations

corkscrew in Dutch is kurketrekker
corkscrew in French is tire-bouchon, tire bouchon
corkscrew in German is Korkenzieher
corkscrew in Italian is cavatappi
corkscrew in Norwegian is korketrekker
corkscrew in Portuguese is saca-rolhas
corkscrew in Spanish is sacacorchos
corkscrew in Swedish is korkskruv
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