from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that corks bottles, for example.
- n. Slang A remarkable or astounding person or thing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who puts corks into bottles.
- n. A person or thing that is exceptional or remarkable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which corks.
- n. In manufacturing, an instrument to stretch women's shoes.
- n. An unanswerable fact or argument; that which makes further discussion or action unnecessary or impossible; a settler.
- n. A successful examination; a “rush.”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person
- n. a machine that is used to put corks in bottles
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A corker is something very special … almost one of a kind.
The corker was a woman who, in an initial interview, said she had never been sexually abused.
Accordingly, when put upon another boy's back to be horsed, as it was termed, he slipped a large pin, called a corker, in his mouth, and on receiving the first blow stuck it into the neck of the boy who carried him.
There's hardly a big-sky stereotype he doesn't trick out with new tricks - wait till you catch the man-with-no-name corker he's come up with - but he and co-screenwriters John Logan and James Ward Byrkit are cribbing their plot points not just from classic Westerns but from the likes of
Cowen & Co. analyst Cai von Rumohr says Boeing is selling itself short with a too-low guidance after a "corker" of a first quarter.
Sollicker Somewhat equivalent Something excessive. to "corker"
He told her that she was a "corker," a "dream," and "one sweet song," and that the picture did not do her justice.
Hazelton and Dan Dalzell, sure that Dick had a "corker" of a scheme, grinned as happily as though they had already seen it put through with a rush.
Nick Denton promised a story of the leak would publish later that night, and that it would be a real "corker" (blimey!).
The story will is a "corker" (a good story), tweeted the following: iPhone update.