View definitions for corkscrew


adjective as in spiral

noun as in kink

noun as in spiral

noun as in whorl

verb as in entwine

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These huge threads stretch hundreds of millions of light-years in space and twirl like giant corkscrews.

These tendrils stretching hundreds of millions of light-years spin, twirling like giant corkscrews.

Then, for reasons unknown to researchers, the whale switches to a loose corkscrew upward for the last 600 meters or so.

In my corkscrew travels I often like to revisit familiar, favorite regions looking for unfamiliar wines.

High-speed 3-D microscopy of human sperm swimming freely in the lab revealed that the cells corkscrew as they move, consistent with previous studies.

I asked, watching buzzards, white-backed vultures, and tawny eagles corkscrew skyward on thermals.

And a few infamous bugs, like the corkscrew-shaped bacterium called Helicobacter pylori, which can be downright carcinogenic.

The path rose more steeply now with a spiral twist to the right like the final turn of a corkscrew.

I meant, we were both in love, he said with the ghost of a smile, if your corkscrew advances towards matrimony can be called love.

There was a noise at the other end of the room, as if something was crawling up the iron corkscrew stair.

As it swallowed us we began to spiral rapidly around as though we were tobogganing down a giant corkscrew.

Here is a machine the central part of which resembles a great corkscrew or spiral constantly revolving.


On this page you'll find 366 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to corkscrew, such as: coiled, curled, fuzzy, kinky, wavy, and convoluted.

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