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1caulk

verb \ˈkk\

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

Full Definition of CAULK

transitive verb
:  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

Variants of CAULK

caulk or calk \ˈkk\

Examples of CAULK

  1. He carefully caulked the area around the windows.

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

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

Rhymes with CAULK

2caulk

noun \ˈk-kiŋ\

Definition of CAULK

:  material used to caulk

Variants of CAULK

caulk or calk also caulk·ing or calk·ing \ˈk-kiŋ\

First Known Use of CAULK

1954

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

3caulk

Definition of CAULK

variant of 2calk or of 3calk

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