calkin

calkin

[kaw-kin, kal-]
noun
calk2 ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English kakun < Middle Dutch calcoen hoof < Old French (Walloon) calcain < Latin calcāneum heel; see calcaneum

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calk or calkin2 (kɔːk, ˈkɔːkɪn, ˈkæl-)
 
n
1.  a metal projection on a horse's shoe to prevent slipping
2.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) a set of spikes or a spiked plate attached to the sole of a boot, esp by loggers, to prevent slipping
 
vb
3.  to provide with calks
4.  to wound with a calk
 
[C17: from Latin calx heel]
 
calkin or calkin2
 
n
 
vb
 
[C17: from Latin calx heel]

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