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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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