1. The outer layer of the bark of the cork tree (Quercus Suber), of which stoppers for bottles and casks are made. See Cutose.
2. A stopper for a bottle or cask, cut out of cork.
3. A mass of tabular cells formed in any kind of bark, in greater or less abundance.
Note: ☞ Cork is sometimes used wrongly for calk, calker; calkin, a sharp piece of iron on the shoe of a horse or ox.
Cork jackets, a jacket having thin pieces of cork inclosed within canvas, and used to aid in swimming.
Cork tree Bot., the species of oak (Quercus Suber of Southern Europe) whose bark furnishes the cork of commerce.
Cork, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corked p. pr. & vb. n. Corking.]
1. To stop with a cork, as a bottle.
2. To furnish or fit with cork; to raise on cork.
Tread on corked stilts a prisoner's pace. --Bp. Hall.
Note: ☞ To cork is sometimes used erroneously for to calk, to furnish the shoe of a horse or ox with sharp points, and also in the meaning of cutting with a calk.
n 1: outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles
2: (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead
cells [syn: phellem]
3: a port city in southern Ireland
4: the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)
5: a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing
line [syn: bob, bobber, bobfloat]
v 1: close a bottle with a cork [syn: cork up] [ant: uncork]
2: stuff with cork; "The baseball player stuffed his bat with
cork to make it lighter"