Meaning of CAULK in English



Variant: or calk

Pronunciation: ' ko ̇ k

Function: transitive verb

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

Date: 15th century

: to stop up and make tight against leakage (as a boat or its seams, the cracks in a window frame, or the joints of a pipe)

– caulk · er noun

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