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Loose hemp or jute fiber, sometimes treated with tar, creosote, or asphalt, used chiefly for caulking seams in wooden ships and packing pipe joints.
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(Nautical Terms) loose fibre obtained by unravelling old rope, used esp for caulking seams in wooden ships
[Old English ācuma, variant of ācumba, literally: off-combings, from ā- off + -cumba, from cemban to comb]
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loose fiber obtained by untwisting and picking apart old ropes, used as a material for caulking.
[before 1000; Middle English okome, Old English ācuma, ācumba literally, offcombings]
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|Noun||1.||oakum - loose hemp or jute fiber obtained by unravelling old ropes; when impregnated with tar it was used to caulk seams and pack joints in wooden ships|
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oakum[ˈəʊkəm] N → estopa f (de calafatear)
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