variant spelling of caulk
: to stop up and make tight against leakage (something, such as a boat or its seams, the cracks in a window frame, or the joints of a pipe)
Origin and Etymology of calk
probably alteration of calkin, from Middle English kakun, from Middle Dutch or Medieval French dialect; Middle Dutch calcoen horse's hoof, from Medieval French dialect (Walloon) calcain heel, from Latin calcaneum, from calc-, calx heel
First Known Use: 1587See Words from the same year
First Known Use of calk
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