cork


cork
I.
/kɔk / (say kawk)

noun
1. the outer bark of the cork oak, used for making stoppers of bottles, floats, etc.
2. something made of cork.
3. a piece of cork, or other material (as rubber), used as a stopper for a bottle, etc.
4. a small float to buoy up a fishing line or to indicate when a fish bites.
5. Botany an outer tissue of bark produced by and exterior to the phellogen.
verb (t)
6. to provide or fit with cork or a cork.
7. Also, cork up. to stop with, or as with, a cork.
8. to blacken with burnt cork.
phrase
9. put a cork in it, Colloquial to be quiet; cease to talk.
10. pop one's cork, Colloquial to overreact, especially by becoming anxious or irritable.
{Spanish alcorque shoe with cork, from Arabic al qorq, from Latin quercus oak}
corky, adjective
II.
/kɔk / (say kawk)

verb (t)
1. to make numb with a blow: to cork your knee.
adjective
2. corked: a cork thigh.
noun
3. a numbing blow to a muscle.
{British dialect cawk a blow}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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