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caulk

verb \ˈkȯk\

Simple Definition of caulk

  • : to fill the cracks or holes in (something) with a substance that keeps out water

Full Definition of caulk

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to stop up and make tight against leakage (as a boat or its seams, the cracks in a window frame, or the joints of a pipe)

caulk·er noun

Examples of caulk

  1. He carefully caulked the area around the windows.



Variants of caulk

or calk play \ˈkȯk\

Origin of caulk

Middle English caulken, from Anglo-French cauker, calcher, chalcher to trample, from Latin calcare, from calc-, calx heel


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Building Terms

Rhymes with caulk


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caulk

noun \ˈkȯ-kiŋ\

Definition of caulk

  1. :  material used to caulk



1954

First Known Use of caulk

1954

Variants of caulk

or calkplay also caulk·ing or calk·ing \ˈkȯ-kiŋ\

Other Building Terms


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caulk

Definition of caulk

  1. variant of 2calk or of 3calk




CAULK Defined for Kids

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caulk

play
verb \ˈkȯk\

Definition of caulk

caulkedcaulk·ing

  1. :  to fill up a crack, seam, or joint so as to make it watertight




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caulk

play
noun \ˈkȯ-kiŋ\

Definition of caulk

  1. :  material used to fill up a crack, seam, or joint so as to make it watertight



Variants of caulk

also caulk·ing \ˈkȯ-kiŋ\

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