ETYM Cf. German, Dan., and Swed. kork, Dutch kurk; all from Spanish corcho, from Latin cortex, corticis, bark, rind. Related to Cortex.
1. Outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc.
2. The plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle).
1. An open ring of iron used in playing the game of horseshoes.
2. Nailed to underside of horse's hoof; SYN. shoe, U-shaped plate. horse shoe, horse-shoe
shoe / ʃuː /
ETYM Old Eng. sho, scho, as. scuh, sceóh.
1. A covering shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material.
2. (Card games) A case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time.