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caulk

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From Old Northern French cauquer, from Late Latin calicō.

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caulk (uncountable)

  1. Caulking.
  2. A composition of vehicle and pigment used at ambient temperatures for filling/sealing joints or junctures, that remains elastic for an extended period of time after application.

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caulk (third-person singular simple present caulks, present participle caulking, simple past and past participle caulked)

  1. (nautical) To drive oakum into the seams of a ship's wooden deck or hull to make it watertight.
  2. To apply caulking to joints, cracks, or a juncture of different materials.

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