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caulk

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verb \ˈkȯk\
variants: or

Definition of caulk

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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)

caulker

noun

Examples of caulk in a Sentence

  1. He carefully caulked the area around the windows.

Origin and Etymology of caulk

Middle English caulken, from Anglo-French cauker, calcher, chalcher to trample, from Latin calcare, from calc-, calx heel

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caulk

noun \ˈkȯ-kiŋ\
variants: or

or less commonly

caulking

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calking

\ˈkȯ-kiŋ\

Definition of caulk

  1. :  material used to caulk

First Known Use of caulk

1954

Other Building Terms


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caulk

noun

variant spelling of , or 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


CAULK Defined for English Language Learners

caulk

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verb

Definition of caulk for English Language Learners

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


CAULK Defined for Kids

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caulk

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verb \ˈkȯk\

Definition of caulk for Students

caulked

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caulking

  1. :  to fill up a crack, seam, or joint so as to make it watertight


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caulk

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noun \ˈkȯ-kiŋ\
variants: also

caulking

\ˈkȯ-kiŋ\

Definition of caulk for Students

  1. :  material used to fill up a crack, seam, or joint so as to make it watertight



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