See also: caulk

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

calk (plural calks)

  1. A pointed projection on a horseshoe to prevent it slipping.
  2. A spike on the sole of a boot to prevent slipping, particularly used in logging
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VerbEdit

calk (third-person singular simple present calks, present participle calking, simple past and past participle calked)

  1. (possibly dated) Alternative spelling of caulk
    • 1915 April 1, in Gas Age, volume 35, page 328:
      When a joint was calked, the bell piece was then separated,
  2. To make an indentation in the edge of a metal plate, as along a seam in a steam boiler or an iron ship, to force the edge of the upper plate hard against the lower and so fill the crevice.

Etymology 2Edit

Ultimately from Latin calcō (I trample).

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VerbEdit

calk (third-person singular simple present calks, present participle calking, simple past and past participle calked)

  1. To copy (a drawing) by rubbing the back of it with red or black chalk, and then passing a blunt stylus or needle over the lines, so as to leave a tracing on the paper or other thing against which it is laid or held.

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