corkscrew corkscrew  /ˈkɔrk ˌskru/


  1. (n) a bottle opener that pulls corks
  2. (v) move in a spiral or zigzag course



  1. So, we landed in one of those corkscrew landings and ran out because they said there might be sniper fire.
  2. Passengers flying into Baghdad have to endure a corkscrew landing to avoid possible surface-to-air-missiles.
  3. The descent, once famous for its harrowing, evasive corkscrew maneuver, was peaceful.


  • Villa Palmeras in Estero host grand opening today

    ESTERO — The public is invited to the grand opening of Villa Palmeras today, June 9 from noon to 5 p.m. This new, gated community of paired villa homes by Neal Communities is on Three Oaks Parkway just south of Corkscrew Road. Guests can view two model homes and the recently completed Coconut Club amenity. There are also 12 homes under construction that will be move-in-ready this fall ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Naples Daily News

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  1. "This is not a roller coaster we're on, it's a corkscrew or one of those crazy upside-down rides where everybody gets sick," said House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DFL-Minneapolis.
    on Mar 2, 2009 By: Margaret Anderson Kelliher Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  2. "It was very strange," said Fogarty, who still held on to second on the grid with a qualifying lap of 1:19.951 (100.771 mph). "That has never happened to us before. I went around the lefthander at the top of the Corkscrew and I was under...
    on May 16, 2008 By: Jon Fogarty Source:

  3. While discussing a visit to Bosnia during the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords as First Lady, Clinton took a swipe at Obama saying, "We landed in one of those corkscrew landings and ran out because they said their might be snipers. I don't...
    on Dec 29, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: CBS News

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