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calk

verb

variant spelling of

  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)


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calk

noun \ˈkȯk\
variants: or

\ˈkȯk\

Definition of calk

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

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: 1587


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calk

verb
variants: or

Definition of calk

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to furnish with calks

  3. 2 :  to wound with a calk

1624

First Known Use of calk

1624


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