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calk

verb
Updated on: 27 Feb 2018

variant spelling of

: 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)

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calk

noun \ ˈkȯk \
variants: or

Definition of calk

: a cleat on the shoe of a horse to prevent slipping; also : a similar device worn on the sole of a shoe

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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


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calk

verb
variants: or caulk

Definition of calk

1 : to furnish with calks
2 : to wound with a calk

First Known Use of calk

1624



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