from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A usually impermeable substance used for caulking. Also called caulking compound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of caulk.
  • n. A sealing material used to seal joints between heterogeneous materials in many kinds of construction and manufacture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the process of sealing cracks and crevices with a filler such as caulk{2}.
  • n. same as caulk{2}, n..

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See calking.
  • n. See calking.

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


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  • WILLIS: We talked about caulking, which is something you definitely want to do.

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  • The scores are estimates unless a homeowner inputs more detailed information, which allows Hohm to provide customized tips for conserving energy such as caulking windows or adding insulation.

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  • The program would likely cover weatherization efforts such as caulking, duct sealing, and insulating, as well as heating and cooling equipment.

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  • (There are a few exceptions, such as caulking, that can sometimes emit pollutants.)

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  • Much work done this week on the house: little things such as caulking seams, getting a new deadbolt, fixing a door or two, finally putting the huge brass gargoyle-y doorknocker I bought a full eight years before the house and never hung because our apartment lease wouldn't permit it on the front door, etc.

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  • Combined with weatherization updates such as caulking cracks and applying weather stripping to doors and windows, it's the most cost-effective way to reduce your energy bills and your carbon footprint.

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  • The student-athletes arrived at 8 a.m. and worked for nearly seven hours performing various tasks such as caulking, priming, painting, and other interior and exterior work at a house located on Chinn Street. Headline News

  • "The curriculum will emphasize hands-on job training for students to do things like energy audits and energy efficiency upgrades, such as caulking and weather stripping, for homes,"

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  • There are no jobs for Americans except non-exportable jobs such as caulking and installing insulation, because of the special interest of American companies that want to outsource overseas American jobs and use visas for foreign workers here in the United States.

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  • He offers a wealth of ideas for conserving resources or making a home healthier or more energy-efficient, from simple strategies such as caulking to large-scale projects such as major additions. rss feed


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