from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make watertight or airtight by filling or sealing: caulk a pipe joint; caulked the cracks between the boards with mud.
- transitive v. Nautical To make (a boat) watertight by packing seams with a waterproof material, such as oakum or pitch.
- intransitive v. To apply caulking: caulked all around the window frame.
- n. Caulking.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. caulking
- n. a composition of vehicle and pigment used at ambient temperatures for filling/sealing joints or junctures, that remains elastic for an extended period of time after application.
- v. To drive oakum into the seams of a ship's wooden deck or hull to make it watertight
- v. To apply caulking to joints, cracks, or a juncture of different materials.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. See calk, v..
- transitive v. to fill in the seams or cracks of, with a waterproof material such as caulk.
- n. See calk.
- n. a viscous semisolid material of varying composition used to fill in seams of objects which are exposed to water, such as wooden ships or bath tiles; -- called also calk and caulking. After applying in a semisolid form, the material hardens and dries to form a waterproof seal. It is used in the process of caulking. It is sometimes applied together with a rope-like cord to fill larger seams.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See calk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a waterproof filler and sealant that is used in building and repair to make watertight
- v. seal with caulking
Middle English cauken, to press, from Old North French cauquer, from Latin calcāre, to tread, from calx, heel.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old Northern French cauquer, from Late Latin calicare (Wiktionary)