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calkin


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Calkin  \Calk"in\,  n. 
  A  calk  on  a  shoe.  See  {Calk},  n.,  1. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calkin 
  n  :  a  metal  cleat  on  the  bottom  front  of  a  horseshoe  to  prevent 
  slipping  [syn:  {calk}] 




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