Calk meaning

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A pointed extension on the toe or heels of a horseshoe, designed to prevent slipping.
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A spiked plate that is fixed on the bottom of a shoe to prevent slipping and preserve the sole.
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A part of a horseshoe that projects downward to prevent slipping.
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A metal plate with spurs, fastened to the sole of a shoe to prevent slipping.
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To fasten calks on.
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To cut (its leg) accidentally with a calk.
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A pointed extension on the toe or heels of a horseshoe, designed to prevent slipping.
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A spiked plate that is fixed on the bottom of a shoe to prevent slipping and preserve the sole.
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A pointed projection on a horseshoe to prevent it slipping.
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(possibly dated) Alternative spelling of caulk.
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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.
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To copy (a drawing) by rubbing the back of it with red or black chalk, and then passing a blunt stylus or needle over the lines, so as to leave a tracing on the paper or other thing against which it is laid or held.
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Origin of calk

  • Probably back-formation from obsolete calkin from Middle English kakun possibly from Middle Dutch kalkoen hoof, or from Old French calcain heel (Middle Dutch) (from Old French) from Latin calcāneum heel bone calcaneus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ultimately from Latin calcō (“I trample”).

    From Wiktionary