calking

calk

1 [kawk]
verb (used with object), noun
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calk

2 [kawk]
noun
1.
Also, calkin. a projection on a horseshoe to prevent slipping on ice, pavement, etc. See illus. under horseshoe.
2.
Also, calker. a similar device on the heel or sole of a shoe to prevent slipping.
verb (used with object)
3.
to provide with calks.
4.
to injure with a calk.

Origin:
1580–90; perhaps a back formation from calkin, taken as a verb calk + -in present participle suffix (Middle English -inde), confused with -ing2

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calk1 (kɔːk)
 
vb
a variant spelling of caulk

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]

calk3 (kɔːk)
 
vb
(tr) to transfer (a design) by tracing it with a blunt point from one sheet backed with loosely fixed colouring matter onto another placed underneath
 
[C17: from French calquer to trace; see calque]

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