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caulk

verb \ ˈkȯk \
variants: or

Definition of caulk

transitive verb
: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.

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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
variants: or calk or less commonly caulking or calking play \ˈkȯ-kiŋ\

Definition of caulk

:material used to caulk

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First Known Use of caulk

1954

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caulk

noun

Variant spelling of Or of calk:3

: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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CAULK Defined for English Language Learners

caulk

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

verb \ ˈkȯk \

Definition of caulk for Students

caulked; caulking
:to fill up a crack, seam, or joint so as to make it watertight

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caulk

noun
variants: also caulking \ˈkȯ-kiŋ\

Definition of caulk for Students

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


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