caulk vs caulking what difference

what is difference between caulk and caulking

English

Alternative forms

  • calk

Etymology

From Old Northern French cauquer, from Late Latin calicō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɔːk/
  • (cotcaught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /kɑk/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːk
  • Homophone: cock (some accents)
  • Homophone: cork (some accents)
  • IPA(key): /kælk/ (some US)
  • Rhymes: -ælk (some US)
  • Homophones: calc, calk, calque (some US)

Noun

caulk (countable and uncountable, plural caulks)

  1. Caulking.
  2. 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. Alternative form of calk (pointed projection on a horseshoe)

Translations

Verb

caulk (third-person singular simple present caulks, present participle caulking, simple past and past participle caulked)

  1. (nautical) To drive oakum into the seams of a ship’s wooden deck or hull to make it watertight.
  2. To apply caulking to joints, cracks, or a juncture of different materials.
  3. (slang) fuck

Translations

See also

  • Caulking on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Lauck, Lukač


English

Verb

caulking

  1. present participle of caulk

Noun

caulking (usually uncountable, plural caulkings)

  1. A sealing material used to seal joints between heterogeneous materials in many kinds of construction and manufacture.
    Oakum was used for the caulking of the hulls of wooden ships.
    • 2001, Middle Age: A Romance, Joyce Carol Oates (Fourth Estate, paperback edition, 17)
      Marina’s bedroom was a small charming room with small charming windows of aged glass, dating to the mid-1800s, windowpanes badly in need of caulking, overlooking St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church with its heraldic spire floating on the night sky, and its ancient bumpy churchyard.

Synonyms

  • caulk

Derived terms

  • caulking iron

Translations

See also

  • caulking on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Gluckian

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