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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping;
[syn: calk, calkin]


VERB (3)

1. provide with calks;
- Example: "calk horse shoes"

2. seal with caulking;
- Example: "caulk the window"
[syn: caulk, calk]

3. injure with a calk;

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6 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. An instrument with sharp points, worn on the sole of a shoe or boot, to prevent slipping. [1913 Webster] 3. same as caulk[2], n.. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. same as caulk[2], v. t.. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Caulk \Caulk\, n. 1. See Calk. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

calk n 1: a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping [syn: calk, calkin] v 1: provide with calks; "calk horse shoes" 2: seal with caulking; "caulk the window" [syn: caulk, calk] 3: injure with a calk