Variant of caulk
- to stop up (the cracks, seams, etc.) of (a window frame, boat, etc.) as with a puttylike sealant or oakum
- to make (a joint of overlapping plates) tight by hammering the edge of one plate into the side of the other
Origin: Middle English cauken, to tread ; from Old French cauquer ; from Classical Latin calcare ; from calx, a heel: see calcar
- caulker noun
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