Calk



caulk.
Also, calkin. a projection on a horseshoe to prevent slipping on ice, pavement, etc.
Also, calker. a similar device on the heel or sole of a shoe to prevent slipping.
to provide with calks.
to injure with a calk.
to fill or close seams or crevices of (a tank, window, etc.) in order to make watertight, airtight, etc.
to make (a vessel) watertight by filling the seams between the planks with oakum or other material driven snug.
to fill or close (a seam, joint, etc.), as in a boat.
to drive the edges of (plating) together to prevent leakage.
Also, caulking
[kaw-king] /ˈkɔ kɪŋ/ (Show IPA). a material or substance used for caulking.
Historical Examples

If You’re Going to Live in the Country Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
Youth Joseph Conrad
Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
Old Rail Fence Corners Various
Norine’s Revenge; Sir Noel’s Heir May Agnes Fleming
Roughing It Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Tom Fairfield at Sea Allen Chapman
Tom Fairfield at Sea Allen Chapman
She Buildeth Her House Will Comfort
The Library of Work and Play: Working in Metals Charles Conrad Sleffel

verb
a variant spelling of caulk
noun
a metal projection on a horse’s shoe to prevent slipping
(mainly US & Canadian) a set of spikes or a spiked plate attached to the sole of a boot, esp by loggers, to prevent slipping
verb (transitive)
to provide with calks
to wound with a calk
verb
(transitive) to transfer (a design) by tracing it with a blunt point from one sheet backed with loosely fixed colouring matter onto another placed underneath
verb
to stop up (cracks, crevices, etc) with a filler
(nautical) to pack (the seams) between the planks of the bottom of (a vessel) with waterproof material to prevent leakage
v.

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