calk


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Related to calk: calks, calked

calk 1

 (kôk)
n.
1. A pointed extension on the toe or heels of a horseshoe, designed to prevent slipping.
2. A spiked plate that is fixed on the bottom of a shoe to prevent slipping and preserve the sole.

[Probably back-formation from obsolete calkin, from Middle English kakun, possibly from Middle Dutch kalkoen, hoof, or from Old French calcain, heel (Middle Dutch, from Old French), from Latin calcāneum, heel bone; see calcaneus.]

calk v.

calk 2

 (kôk)
v.
Variant of caulk.

calk

(kɔːk)
vb
(Building) a variant spelling of caulk

calk

(kɔːk) or

calkin

n
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a metal projection on a horse's shoe to prevent slipping
2. chiefly US and Canadian a set of spikes or a spiked plate attached to the sole of a boot, esp by loggers, to prevent slipping
vb (tr)
3. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) to provide with calks
4. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) to wound with a calk
[C17: from Latin calx heel]

calk

(kɔːk)
vb
(Art Terms) (tr) to transfer (a design) by tracing it with a blunt point from one sheet backed with loosely fixed colouring matter onto another placed underneath
[C17: from French calquer to trace; see calque]

calk1

(kɔk)

n.
(chiefly in technical use) caulk.

calk2

(kɔk)

n.
1. a projection on a horseshoe to prevent slipping on ice, pavement, etc.
v.t.
2. to provide with calks.
3. to injure with a calk.
[1580–90]

calk


Past participle: calked
Gerund: calking

Imperative
calk
calk
Present
I calk
you calk
he/she/it calks
we calk
you calk
they calk
Preterite
I calked
you calked
he/she/it calked
we calked
you calked
they calked
Present Continuous
I am calking
you are calking
he/she/it is calking
we are calking
you are calking
they are calking
Present Perfect
I have calked
you have calked
he/she/it has calked
we have calked
you have calked
they have calked
Past Continuous
I was calking
you were calking
he/she/it was calking
we were calking
you were calking
they were calking
Past Perfect
I had calked
you had calked
he/she/it had calked
we had calked
you had calked
they had calked
Future
I will calk
you will calk
he/she/it will calk
we will calk
you will calk
they will calk
Future Perfect
I will have calked
you will have calked
he/she/it will have calked
we will have calked
you will have calked
they will have calked
Future Continuous
I will be calking
you will be calking
he/she/it will be calking
we will be calking
you will be calking
they will be calking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been calking
you have been calking
he/she/it has been calking
we have been calking
you have been calking
they have been calking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been calking
you will have been calking
he/she/it will have been calking
we will have been calking
you will have been calking
they will have been calking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been calking
you had been calking
he/she/it had been calking
we had been calking
you had been calking
they had been calking
Conditional
I would calk
you would calk
he/she/it would calk
we would calk
you would calk
they would calk
Past Conditional
I would have calked
you would have calked
he/she/it would have calked
we would have calked
you would have calked
they would have calked

calk


Past participle: calked
Gerund: calking

Imperative
calk
calk
Present
I calk
you calk
he/she/it calks
we calk
you calk
they calk
Preterite
I calked
you calked
he/she/it calked
we calked
you calked
they calked
Present Continuous
I am calking
you are calking
he/she/it is calking
we are calking
you are calking
they are calking
Present Perfect
I have calked
you have calked
he/she/it has calked
we have calked
you have calked
they have calked
Past Continuous
I was calking
you were calking
he/she/it was calking
we were calking
you were calking
they were calking
Past Perfect
I had calked
you had calked
he/she/it had calked
we had calked
you had calked
they had calked
Future
I will calk
you will calk
he/she/it will calk
we will calk
you will calk
they will calk
Future Perfect
I will have calked
you will have calked
he/she/it will have calked
we will have calked
you will have calked
they will have calked
Future Continuous
I will be calking
you will be calking
he/she/it will be calking
we will be calking
you will be calking
they will be calking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been calking
you have been calking
he/she/it has been calking
we have been calking
you have been calking
they have been calking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been calking
you will have been calking
he/she/it will have been calking
we will have been calking
you will have been calking
they will have been calking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been calking
you had been calking
he/she/it had been calking
we had been calking
you had been calking
they had been calking
Conditional
I would calk
you would calk
he/she/it would calk
we would calk
you would calk
they would calk
Past Conditional
I would have calked
you would have calked
he/she/it would have calked
we would have calked
you would have calked
they would have calked

Calk

Much like a cleat on a shoe, except that calks were for horseshoes. Calks were used to increase traction when there was snow or ice on the ground. In one design, the calks were an integral part of the shoe. In another design, each individual calk was driven into a mating hole in the shoe. In yet another, each calk had threads and was screwed into a threaded hole in the shoe.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Calk - a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slippingcalk - a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping
cleat - a metal or leather projection (as from the sole of a shoe); prevents slipping
Verb1.calk - provide with calks; "calk horse shoes"
animal husbandry - breeding and caring for farm animals
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
2.calk - seal with caulking; "caulk the window"
seal, seal off - make tight; secure against leakage; "seal the windows"
3.calk - injure with a calk
injure, wound - cause injuries or bodily harm to
Translations

calk

1
vtmit Stollen versehen; shoe alsomit Nägeln beschlagen
nStollen m; (on shoe also) → Nagel m

calk

2
vt drawing, designdurchpausen
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After learning how to calk, I sought my own employment, made my own contracts, and collected the money which I earned.
The Indians having crossed back again to the north side, order was restored, some of the hands were sent back for the oars, others set to work to calk and launch the canoes, and in a little while all were embarked and were continuing their voyage along the southern shore.
And many hours more, day by day, he dragged himself around it, lying on his side to calk the gaping seams with moss.
Then it was decided to take part of the cargo out and calk her topsides.
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