Definition of CORK

  • to close with a cork
  • to stop up [v CORKED, CORKING, CORKS]
  • the elastic tough outer tissue of the cork oak that is used especially for stoppers and insulation
  • usually cork stopper for a bottle or jug
  • fishing float
  • the bark of a Mediterranean oak tree
  • stopper of cork, rubber, etc.
  • to lose one's temper; release one's emotional or physical tension