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caulk

also calk  (kôk)
v. caulked, caulk·ing, caulks also calked or calk·ing or calks
v.tr.
1. To make watertight or airtight by filling or sealing: caulk a pipe joint; caulked the cracks between the boards with mud.
2. Nautical To make (a boat) watertight by packing seams with a waterproof material, such as oakum or pitch.
v.intr.
To apply caulking: caulked all around the window frame.
n.
Caulking.

[Middle English cauken, to press, from Old North French cauquer, from Latin calcāre, to tread, from calx, heel.]

caulk′er n.

caulk

(kɔːk) or

calk

vb
1. (Building) to stop up (cracks, crevices, etc) with a filler
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical to pack (the seams) between the planks of the bottom of (a vessel) with waterproof material to prevent leakage
[C15: from Old Northern French cauquer to press down, from Latin calcāre to trample, from calx heel]
ˈcaulker, ˈcalker n

caulk

or calk

(kɔk)

v. caulked or calked, caulk•ing or calk•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to fill or close seams or crevices of (a window, ship's hull, etc.) in order to make watertight, airtight, etc.
2. to fill or close (a seam, joint, etc.), as in a boat.
n.
3. Also, caulking. a material used to caulk.
[1350–1400; < Latin calcāre to trample <calx heel]

caulk


Past participle: caulked
Gerund: caulking

Imperative
caulk
caulk
Present
I caulk
you caulk
he/she/it caulks
we caulk
you caulk
they caulk
Preterite
I caulked
you caulked
he/she/it caulked
we caulked
you caulked
they caulked
Present Continuous
I am caulking
you are caulking
he/she/it is caulking
we are caulking
you are caulking
they are caulking
Present Perfect
I have caulked
you have caulked
he/she/it has caulked
we have caulked
you have caulked
they have caulked
Past Continuous
I was caulking
you were caulking
he/she/it was caulking
we were caulking
you were caulking
they were caulking
Past Perfect
I had caulked
you had caulked
he/she/it had caulked
we had caulked
you had caulked
they had caulked
Future
I will caulk
you will caulk
he/she/it will caulk
we will caulk
you will caulk
they will caulk
Future Perfect
I will have caulked
you will have caulked
he/she/it will have caulked
we will have caulked
you will have caulked
they will have caulked
Future Continuous
I will be caulking
you will be caulking
he/she/it will be caulking
we will be caulking
you will be caulking
they will be caulking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been caulking
you have been caulking
he/she/it has been caulking
we have been caulking
you have been caulking
they have been caulking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been caulking
you will have been caulking
he/she/it will have been caulking
we will have been caulking
you will have been caulking
they will have been caulking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been caulking
you had been caulking
he/she/it had been caulking
we had been caulking
you had been caulking
they had been caulking
Conditional
I would caulk
you would caulk
he/she/it would caulk
we would caulk
you would caulk
they would caulk
Past Conditional
I would have caulked
you would have caulked
he/she/it would have caulked
we would have caulked
you would have caulked
they would have caulked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caulk - a waterproof filler and sealant that is used in building and repair to make watertight
sealant, sealer - a kind of sealing material that is used to form a hard coating on a porous surface (as a coat of paint or varnish used to size a surface)
Verb1.caulk - seal with caulking; "caulk the window"
seal, seal off - make tight; secure against leakage; "seal the windows"
Translations

caulk

[kɔːk] VTcalafatear

caulk

vt seams, jointsabdichten; (on ship) → kalfatern
References in classic literature ?
However, in the mean time it had transpired that the men employed to calk the raft had found that the leak was not a leak at all, but only a crack between the logs--a crack that belonged there, and was not dangerous, but had been magnified into a leak by the disordered imagination of the mate.
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.