Definition of cork noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    cork

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    NAmE//kɔrk//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] a light, soft material that is the thick bark of a type of Mediterranean oak tree a cork mat cork tiles
  2. 2[countable] a small round object made of cork or plastic, that is used for closing bottles, especially wine bottles. to draw the cork Champagne corks were popping (= people were celebrating). synonyms at lid
  3. Thesauruslidtop cork cap plugThese are all words for a cover for a container.lid a cover over a container that can be removed or opened by twisting or lifting it off:a jar with a tight-fitting lidtop a thing that you put over the end of something such as a pen or bottle in order to close itcork a small round object made of cork or plastic that is used for closing bottles, especially wine bottlescap (often in compounds) a top for something such as a bottle, or a protective cover for something such as the lens of a cameraplug a round piece of material that you put into a hole in order to block it; a flat round rubber or plastic thing that you put into the hole of a sink in order to stop the water from flowing out:a drain plugPatterns a tight-fitting lid/top/cap a screw top/cap a pen lid/top to put on/screw on/take off/unscrew the lid/top/cap to pull out the cork/plug
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