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calk1

[kawk] /kɔk/
verb (used with object), noun
1.

calk2

[kawk] /kɔk/
noun
1.
Also, calkin. a projection on a horseshoe to prevent slipping on ice, pavement, etc.
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
1580-1590
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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British Dictionary definitions for calking

calk1

/kɔːk/
verb
1.
a variant spelling of caulk

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

calk3

/kɔːk/
verb
1.
(transitive) to transfer (a design) by tracing it with a blunt point from one sheet backed with loosely fixed colouring matter onto another placed underneath
Word Origin
C17: from French calquer to trace; see calque
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