See also: Caulk

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Northern French cauquer, from Late Latin calicō (I fill in with limestone, caulk), from calx (limestone, chalk).[1] Related to calx, cauk, and chalk.

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NounEdit

caulk (countable and uncountable, plural caulks)

  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.
  3. Alternative form of calk (pointed projection on a horseshoe)

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VerbEdit

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.
  3. (slang) fuck

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “caulk”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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