Definition of corklike in US English:



  • See cork

    • ‘The instruments are then attached using nylon bolts, which screw into a corklike layer of skin on the whale's back.’
    • ‘These spots turn into raised lesions that begin to darken in color and then take on a corklike appearance becoming rough to the touch.’
    • ‘Termites travel from nests in the soil through a brownish, corklike tube to their food supply.’
    • ‘On old silver birches the bark can become corklike and deeply fissured, with parts covered by large colonies of the yellow foliose lichen, Candelaria concolor.’
    • ‘The trees have two to four inch thick trunks of corklike material which was very soft and spongy inside with a green colored bark on the outside.’