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An instrument consisting of a helix with a sharp point and a transverse handle used to open wine bottles. Move in a spiral or zigzag course.

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Usage examples (33)
  • "It's what we call a corkscrew lie down here," I explained.
  • But not nearly as clever as my corkscrew, which is a machete.
  • They stay at a relatively high altitude, then bank hard and come down in what's called a corkscrew landing.
  • AF One descended in a tight "corkscrew" to evade possible rocket fire.
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