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calk


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calk  \Calk\  (k[a^]lk),  v.  t.  [E.  calquer  to  trace,  It  caicare 
  to  trace,  to  trample,  fr  L.  calcare  to  trample,  fr  calx 
  heel.  Cf  {Calcarate}.] 
  To  copy,  as  a  drawing,  by  rubbing  the  back  of  it  with  red  or 
  black  chalk,  and  then  passing  a  blunt  style  or  needle  over 
  the  lines,  so  as  to  leave  a  tracing  on  the  paper  or  other 
  thing  against  which  it  is  laid  or  held.  [Written  also 
  {calque}] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calk  \Calk\  (k[add]k),  n.  [Cf.  AS  calc  shoe,  hoof,  L.  calx, 
  calcis,  heel,  calcar,  spur.] 
  1.  A  sharp-pointed  piece  of  iron  or  steel  projecting  downward 
  on  the  shoe  of  a  horse  or  an  ox  to  prevent  the  animal 
  from  slipping;  --  called  also  {calker},  {calkin}. 
 
  2.  An  instrument  with  sharp  points,  worn  on  the  sole  of  a 
  shoe  or  boot,  to  prevent  slipping. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calk  \Calk\  (k[add]k),  v.  t.  [imp.  &p.  p.  {Calked};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Calking}.]  [Either  corrupted  fr  F.  calfater  (cf.  Pg 
  calafetar  Sp  calafetear),  fr  Ar  qalafa  to  fill  up 
  crevices  with  the  fibers  of  palm  tree  or  moss;  or  fr  OE 
  cauken  to  tred,  through  the  French  fr  L.  calcare,  fr  calx 
  heel.  Cf  {Calk}  to  copy,  Inculcate.] 
  1.  To  drive  tarred  oakum  into  the  seams  between  the  planks  of 
  (a  ship,  boat,  etc.),  to  prevent  leaking.  The  calking  is 
  completed  by  smearing  the  seams  with  melted  pitch. 
 
  2.  To  make  an  indentation  in  the  edge  of  a  metal  plate,  as 
  along  a  seam  in  a  steam  boiler  or  an  iron  ship,  to  force 
  the  edge  of  the  upper  plate  hard  against  the  lower  and  so 
  fill  the  crevice. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calk  \Calk\  (k[add]k),  v.  i. 
  1.  To  furnish  with  calks,  to  prevent  slipping  on  ice;  as  to 
  calk  the  shoes  of  a  horse  or  an  ox 
 
  2.  To  wound  with  a  calk;  as  when  a  horse  injures  a  leg  or  a 
  foot  with  a  calk  on  one  of  the  other  feet. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calk 
  n  :  a  metal  cleat  on  the  bottom  front  of  a  horseshoe  to  prevent 
  slipping  [syn:  {calkin}] 
  v  1:  provide  with  calks;  "calk  horse  shoes" 
  2:  seal  with  caulking;  "caulk  the  window"  [syn:  {caulk}] 
  3:  injure  with  a  calk 




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