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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
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Present
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Preterite
I caulked
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Present Continuous
I am caulking
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Present Perfect
I have caulked
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Past Continuous
I was caulking
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Past Perfect
I had caulked
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Future
I will caulk
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Future Perfect
I will have caulked
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Future Continuous
I will be caulking
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he/she/it will be caulking
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been caulking
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been caulking
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been caulking
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Conditional
I would caulk
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Past Conditional
I would have caulked
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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 ?
In the forecastle, the sailors had actually caulked and pitched their chests, and filled them; it was humorously added, that the cook had clapped a head on his largest boiler, and filled it; that the steward had plugged his spare coffee-pot and filled it; that the harpooneers had headed the sockets of their irons and filled them; that indeed everything was filled with sperm, except the captain's pantaloons pockets, and those he reserved to thrust his hands into, in self-complacent testimony of his entire satisfaction.
Our carpenter being prepared to grave the outside of the ship, as well as to pay the seams where he had caulked her to stop the leaks, had got two kettles just let down into the boat, one filled with boiling pitch, and the other with rosin, tallow, and oil, and such stuff as the shipwrights use for that work; and the man that attended the carpenter had a great iron ladle in his hand, with which he supplied the men that were at work with the hot stuff.
He had provided himself, among other things, with a complete suit of oilskin, and a straw hat with a very low crown, pitched or caulked on the outside.
"Oh, say, while I think of it, Harve," said Dan, when they were out of ear-shot, "Penn ain't quite all caulked. He ain't nowise dangerous, but his mind's give out.
Use adhesive caulk and if you feel the track may be abused, also use some Liquid Nails adhesive at several spots under the track.
The gap has to be a half-inch wide -- not thinner -- and you need to press backer rod, a ropelike material, into the gap before you fill in the remainder of the gap with 100 percent silicone caulk or urethane caulk.
We've learned people shop by type or by performance characteristics, then they look to match a color or for caulk that's paintable.
Self-rimming cast iron sinks are held in place with caulk. If you're replacing the sink but keeping the laminate countertop, you'll have to cut through the caulk.
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You can try using a flexible filler like caulk but the problem is that the coving is not properly stuck to the wall and the crack is moving.