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calkin

[kaw-kin, kal-] /ˈkɔ kɪn, ˈkæl-/
noun
1.
calk2 (def 1).
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English kakun < Middle Dutch calcoen hoof < Old French (Walloon) calcain < Latin calcāneum heel; see calcaneum
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calk2

/kɔːk/
noun
1.
a metal projection on a horse's shoe to prevent slipping
2.
(mainly US & Canadian) a set of spikes or a spiked plate attached to the sole of a boot, esp by loggers, to prevent slipping
verb (transitive)
3.
to provide with calks
4.
to wound with a calk
Word Origin
C17: from Latin calx heel
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