Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

A spirally shaped instrument for drawing corks from bottles.

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Usage examples "corkscrew":

  1. Yet even when that was achieved, there remained the need of the corkscrew without which he himself could make no use of his range- wide jug of crude petroleum. - "The Law of Hemlock Mountain", Hugh Lundsford.
  2. On the way down, the stairs were so much like a corkscrew that Miss Senter, feeling dizzy, was obliged to pause for a moment where there was a landing. - "The Front Yard", Constance Fenimore Woolson.
  3. Returning directly and passing, as had been his custom, through the kitchen to ascend the small corkscrew stair the servants generally used, he encountered Mrs Courthope, who told him that her ladyship had given orders that her maid, who had come with Lady Bellair, should have his room. - "The Marquis of Lossie", George MacDonald.