cauk

noun
\ ˈkȯk, -ȧk- \
plural -s

Definition of cauk

 (Entry 1 of 4)

dialectal, British
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of cauk (Entry 2 of 4)

Scottish
: chalk

cauk

\ " \

Definition of cauk (Entry 3 of 4)

dialectal British variant of cawk:1

\ ˈkäk, -ȯk- \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of cauk (Entry 4 of 4)

: to secure by a tenon

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History and Etymology for cauk

Noun

Middle English (northern dialect) calke, from Old English (northern dialect) calc (in other dialects cealc)

Transitive verb

probably alteration of cock (to cog)

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“Cauk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cauk. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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