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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caulk, caulking(verb)

    a waterproof filler and sealant that is used in building and repair to make watertight

  2. caulk, calk(verb)

    seal with caulking

    "caulk the window"


  1. Caulk(v. t.)

    to fill in the seams or cracks of, with a waterproof material such as caulk.

  2. Caulk(n.)

    a viscous semisolid material of varying composition used to fill in seams of objects which are exposed to water, such as wooden ships or bath tiles; -- called also calk and caulking. After applying in a semisolid form, the material hardens and dries to form a waterproof seal. It is used in the process of caulking. It is sometimes applied together with a rope-like cord to fill larger seams.


  1. caulk(Noun)


  2. caulk(Noun)

    a composition of vehicle and pigment used at ambient temperatures for filling/sealing joints or junctures, that remains elastic for an extended period of time after application.

  3. caulk(Verb)

    To drive oakum into the seams of a ship's wooden deck or hull to make it watertight

  4. caulk(Verb)

    To apply caulking to joints, cracks, or a juncture of different materials.

  5. Origin: From cauquer, from calico

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caulk

    see Calk

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Caulk

    Calk, kawk, v.t. to press oakum and untwisted rope into the seams of a ship to render it watertight.—ns. Caulk′er, one who caulks: a dram: a big lie—also Cauk′er; Caulk′ing; Caulk′ing-ī′ron, an instrument like a chisel used for pressing oakum into the seams of ships. [O. Fr. cauquer, to press—L. caclāre, to tread—calx, heel.]

Editors Contribution

  1. caulk

    A type of waterproof filler or seal created and designed in various colors and substances used for various purposes.

    Caulk is used for various purposes e.g. to seal around a bath, sink or boat.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 6, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caulk in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caulk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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