Corf Corf (k[^o]rf), n.; pl. {Corves} (k[^o]rvz). [Cf. LG. & D. korf basket, G. korb, fr. L. corbis.] 1. A basket. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mining) (a) A large basket used in carrying or hoisting coal or ore. (b) A wooden frame, sled, or low-wheeled wagon, to convey coal or ore in the mines. [1913 Webster]

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