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English definition of “corkscrew”

corkscrew

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɔːk.skruː/ us    /ˈkɔːrk-/
a device for removing corks from bottles, that consists of a handle with a twisted metal rod to push into the cork and pull it outKitchen utensils

corkscrew

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈkɔːk.skruː/ us    /ˈkɔːrk-/
tightly twisted or curled: Her daughter's hair is a mass of wonderful red corkscrew curls.Hair
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