cork


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cork \Cork\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corked (k[^o]rkt); p. pr. &
   vb. n. Corking.]
   1. To stop with a cork, as a bottle.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. To furnish or fit with cork; to raise on cork.
      [1913 Webster]

            Tread on corked stilts a prisoner's pace. --Bp.
                                                  Hall.
      [1913 Webster]

   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.
         [1913 Webster]
.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cork \Cork\ (k[^o]rk), n. [Cf. G., Dan., & Sw. kork, D. kurk;
   all fr. Sp. corcho, fr. L. cortex, corticis, bark, rind. Cf.
   Cortex.]
   1. The outer layer of the bark of the cork tree ({Quercus
      Suber}), of which stoppers for bottles and casks are made.
      See Cutose.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. A stopper for a bottle or cask, cut out of cork.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. A mass of tabular cells formed in any kind of bark, in
      greater or less abundance.
      [1913 Webster]

   Note: Cork is sometimes used wrongly for calk, calker;
         calkin, a sharp piece of iron on the shoe of a horse or
         ox.
         [1913 Webster]

   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.
      [1913 Webster]
Feedback Form