AskDefine | Define corker

Dictionary Definition

corker

Noun

1 a remarkable or astounding message; "that story was a corker"
2 a machine that is used to put corks in bottles

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. One who puts corks into bottles.
    1857 Yes it is, Frank. Don't you see? Laertes is to take the best of care of his friends -- his proved friends, on the same principal that a wine-corker takes the best of care of his proved bottles. — Herman Melville, The Confidence-Man'', Chapter 30.
  2. Something remarkable, something over the top.
    1889 Well, a body is bound to admit that for just a modest little one-line ad., it's a corker." — Mark Twain, ''A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.''

Extensive Definition

Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1