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caulk Explained

caulk at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


caulk at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1378, from O.N.Fr. cauquer, from L.L. calicare "to stop up chinks with lime," from L. calx "lime, limestone." Original sense is nautical, of making ships watertight. ///

caulk at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

also calk AmE v [T] [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Old North French; Origin: cauquer 'to press down with the feet', from Latin calcare, from calx 'heel']// to fill the holes or cracks in a ship with an oily or sticky substance in order to keep water out//

caulk at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

37 Moby Thesaurus words for "caulk":
bar, bind, block, block up, blockade, bung, chink, choke,
choke off, choke up, clog, clog up, congest, constipate, cork,
cover, dam, dam up, fill, fill up, foul, jam, obstipate, obstruct,
pack, plug, plug up, spile, stanch, stay, stench, stop, stop up,
stopper, stopple, stuff, stuff up

caulk at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[VN] to fill the holes or cracks in sth, especially a ship, with a substance that keeps out water

Caulk at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Caulk \Caulk\, v. t. & n.
See {Calk}.

caulk at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : seal with caulking; "caulk the window" [syn: {calk}]

caulk at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* calk


From Inter: etyl » ONF. Inter: term » cauquer|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » LL. Inter: term » calico|calicare|lang=la


Inter: en-noun » -
  • caulking
    1. 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.


      Inter: trans-top » caulking

  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tiiviste, Inter: t+ » fi|rive
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|καλαφάτισμα|n|tr=kalafátisma|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|brtvljenje, Inter: t- » sh|šuperenje, Inter: t- » sh|fugiranje

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » substance for filling and/or sealing
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tiiviste, Inter: t+ » fi|kitti

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|brtvilo, Inter: t- » sh|brtvena masa, Inter: t- » sh|fugirna masa

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: nautica » l To drive oakum into the seams of a ship's wooden deck or hull to make it watertight
    1. To apply caulking to joints, cracks, or a juncture of different materials.


      Inter: trans-top » to seal joints with caulk

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|калафатя
  • Danish: kalfatring
  • Dutch: breeuwen, kalefateren
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tilkitä
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|calfeutrer, Inter: t+ » fr|étouper, Inter: t+ » fr|calfater
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|kalfatern

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|καλαφατίζω|tr=kalafatízo|sc=Grek
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|fúga
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|fuge
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|замазывать, Inter: t+ » ru|заделывать
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|brtviti, Inter: t- » sh|šuperiti, Inter: t- » sh|fugirati
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|enmasillar, Inter: t+ » es|calafatear

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Inter: pedia » Caulking
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    Translation: zh » caulk