caulker

caulker

[kaw-ker]
noun
1.
a person who caulks the seams of boats or the like.
2.
a caulking tool or device.
Also, calker.


Origin:
1485–95; caulk + -er1

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caulk or calk (kɔːk)
 
vb
1.  to stop up (cracks, crevices, etc) with a filler
2.  nautical to pack (the seams) between the planks of the bottom of (a vessel) with waterproof material to prevent leakage
 
[C15: from Old Northern French cauquer to press down, from Latin calcāre to trample, from calx heel]
 
calk or calk
 
vb
 
[C15: from Old Northern French cauquer to press down, from Latin calcāre to trample, from calx heel]
 
'caulker or calk
 
n
 
'calker or calk
 
n

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