Synonyms for caulk

Grammar : Verb
Spell : kawk
Phonetic Transcription : kɔk

Top 10 synonyms for caulk Other synonyms for the word caulk

Définition of caulk

Origin :
  • late 14c., "to stop up crevices or cracks," from Old North French cauquer, from Late Latin calicare "to stop up chinks with lime," from Latin calx (2) "lime, limestone" (see chalk). Original sense is nautical, of making ships watertight. Related: Caulked; caulking. As a noun, "caulking material," by 1980 (caulking in this sense was used from 1743). Related: Caulker.
  • As in bar : verb secure, usually with a length of material
  • As in close : verb obstruct, seal
Example sentences :
  • I've forgotten to caulk that seam over your bunk, and it's going to rain.
  • Extract from : « The Riddle of the Sands » by Erskine Childers
  • This satisfied them that they must caulk the boat before they could venture out to sea in her.
  • Extract from : « The Three Admirals » by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Billy, who was always ready for a caulk, lay down in the stern sheets.
  • Extract from : « The Three Admirals » by W.H.G. Kingston
  • "Haines was to send a man to caulk a seam in the Nancy," he muttered.
  • Extract from : « Prisoners of Hope » by Mary Johnston
  • The beginner should start at the trap and caulk the joints with the trap held in place.
  • Extract from : « Elements of Plumbing » by Samuel Dibble
  • In answer to this interrogatory, it occurred to me that I might caulk the hole with a rag from my jacket.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Tar » by Mayne Reid
  • He said the old bloke was having his afternoon caulk, and that they daren't wake him.
  • Extract from : « Pincher Martin, O.D. » by H. Taprell Dorling
  • If there are cracks, caulk them, and fill the tub with water.
  • Extract from : « The Young Housekeeper's Friend » by Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
  • It's a fine tub, and we are mighty lucky to find that man to caulk it.
  • Extract from : « Vanished Arizona » by Martha Summerhayes
  • However, as there was nothing to be done, he went down for a caulk.
  • Extract from : « The Tiger of Mysore » by G. A. Henty

Antonyms for caulk

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