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