a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping
provide with calks
"calk horse shoes"
seal with caulking
"caulk the window"
injure with a calk
same as caulk, n..
same as caulk, v. t..
A pointed projection on a horseshoe to prevent it slipping.
to drive tarred oakum into the seams between the planks of (a ship, boat, etc.), to prevent leaking. The calking is completed by smearing the seams with melted pitch
to make an indentation in the edge of a metal plate, as along a seam in a steam boiler or an iron ship, to force the edge of the upper plate hard against the lower and so fill the crevice
to copy, as a drawing, by rubbing the back of it with red or black chalk, and then passing a blunt style or needle over the lines, so as to leave a tracing on the paper or other thing against which it is laid or held
a sharp-pointed piece of iron or steel projecting downward on the shoe of a horse or an ox, to prevent the animal from slipping; -- called also calker, calkin
an instrument with sharp points, worn on the sole of a shoe or boot, to prevent slipping
to furnish with calks, to prevent slipping on ice; as, to calk the shoes of a horse or an ox
to wound with a calk; as when a horse injures a leg or a foot with a calk on one of the other feet
Origin: [Either corrupted fr. F. calfater (cf. Pg. calafetar, Sp. calafetear), fr. Ar. qalafa to fill up crevices with the fibers of palm tree or moss; or fr. OE. cauken to tred, through the French fr. L. calcare, fr. calx heel. Cf. Calk to copy, Inculcate.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kawk, n. a pointed piece of iron on a horse-shoe to prevent slipping—also Calk′in and Calk′er.—v.t. to provide a shoe with a calk. [L. calc-em, calx, a heel.]
Calque, kawk, v.t. to chalk, as the back of a drawing, &c., in order to transfer it, to copy by tracing.—n. Calk′ing, the copying of a picture by means of tracing.
The numerical value of calk in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of calk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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