corkscrew vs spiral what difference

what is difference between corkscrew and spiral

English

Etymology

From cork +‎ screw

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɔːk.skɹuː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɔɹk.skɹu/

Noun

corkscrew (plural corkscrews)

  1. An implement for opening bottles that are sealed by a cork. Sometimes specifically such an implement that includes a screw-shaped part, or worm.
    I opened the wine with a corkscrew.
  2. The screw-shaped worm of a typical corkscrew.
  3. (boxing, martial arts) A type of sharp, twisting punch, often one thrown close and from the side.
  4. (amusement rides) A type of inversion used in roller coasters.

Synonyms

  • (implement for opening bottles): bottle screw, cork puller

Hypernyms

  • bottle opener

Hyponyms

  • (types of corkscrew bottle opener): waiter’s friend; wing corkscrew; butler’s friend

Meronyms

  • worm

Coordinate terms

  • (other types of bottle opener): church key, wine key

Derived terms

Translations

Further reading

  • corkscrew on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Adjective

corkscrew (not comparable)

  1. Having the tightly winding shape of a corkscrew.
    • 1885, Rudyard Kipling, “The City of Dreadful Night”
      All the heat of a decade of fierce Indian summers is stored in the pitch-black, polished walls of the corkscrew staircase.

Synonyms

  • (having a tightly winding shape): helical

Translations

Verb

corkscrew (third-person singular simple present corkscrews, present participle corkscrewing, simple past and past participle corkscrewed)

  1. (intransitive) To wind or twist in the manner of a corkscrew; to move with much horizontal and vertical shifting.
  2. (transitive) To cause something to twist or move in a spiral path or shape.
  3. (transitive, informal) To extract information or consent from someone.
    • 1922, James Thomas Heflin, in Hearings Before the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry[6], page 460:
      Yes, I believe you did after it was corkscrewed out of you, but I got the impression at the outset that you were, just as willing to let it stand there.

Synonyms

  • (move in a corkscrew path): spiral

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle French spirale, from Medieval Latin spiralis, from Latin spira, from Ancient Greek σπείρα (speíra, wreath, coil, twist).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈspaɪɹəl/
  • Rhymes: -aɪɹəl

Noun

spiral (plural spirals)

  1. (geometry) A curve that is the locus of a point that rotates about a fixed point while continuously increasing its distance from that point.
  2. (informal) A helix.
  3. A self-sustaining process with a lot of momentum involved, so it is difficult to accelerate or stop it at once.

Derived terms

Translations

Adjective

spiral (not comparable)

  1. Helical, like a spiral

Translations

Verb

spiral (third-person singular simple present spirals, present participle (US) spiraling or (UK) spiralling, simple past and past participle (US) spiraled or (UK) spiralled)

  1. (intransitive) To move along the path of a spiral or helix.
  2. (transitive) To cause something to spiral.
  3. (figuratively, intransitive) To increase continually.

Translations

Further reading

  • spiral on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons

Anagrams

  • Aprils, Plairs, prials

Danish

Pronunciation

Noun

spiral c (singular definite spiralen, plural indefinite spiraler)

  1. spiral

Declension

Further reading

  • “spiral” in Den Danske Ordbog
  • “spiral” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /spi.ʁal/

Adjective

spiral (feminine singular spirale, masculine plural spiraux, feminine plural spirales)

  1. spiral

Noun

spiral m (plural spiraux)

  1. spiral

Further reading

  • “spiral” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Northern Sami

Pronunciation

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

spiral

  1. hip

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Medieval Latin spiralis, from Latin spira

Noun

spiral m (definite singular spiralen, indefinite plural spiraler, definite plural spiralene)

  1. a spiral, coil
  2. a coil (contraceptive device)

Derived terms

  • spiralfjær
  • spiraltrapp

References

  • “spiral” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Medieval Latin spiralis, from Latin spira

Noun

spiral m (definite singular spiralen, indefinite plural spiralar, definite plural spiralane)

  1. a spiral, coil
  2. a coil (contraceptive device)

Derived terms

  • spiraltrapp

References

  • “spiral” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Romanian

Etymology

From French spiral

Adjective

spiral m or n (feminine singular spirală, masculine plural spirali, feminine and neuter plural spirale)

  1. spiral

Declension

Further reading

  • spiral in DEX online – Dicționare ale limbii române (Dictionaries of the Romanian language)

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

spiral c

  1. spiral

Declension

Anagrams

  • pilars, slipar

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