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Definition of Calking

Calking n. means: The act or process of making seems tight, as in ships, or of furnishing with calks, as a shoe, or copying, as a drawing.

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Calking n. means: The act or process of making seems tight, as in ships, or of furnishing with calks, as a shoe, or copying, as a drawing.

Meaning of Calking

Calking (n.) means: The act or process of making seems tight, as in ships, or of furnishing with calks, as a shoe, or copying, as a drawing.

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Calking (p. pr. & vb. n.): of Calk

Pledget (n.): A string of oakum used in calking.

Reem (v. t.): To open (the seams of a vessel's planking) for the purpose of calking them.

Flake (n.): A small stage hung over a vessel's side, for workmen to stand on in calking, etc.

Keeler (n.): A small or shallow tub; esp., one used for holding materials for calking ships, or one used for washing dishes, etc.

Calking (n.): The act or process of making seems tight, as in ships, or of furnishing with calks, as a shoe, or copying, as a drawing.

Oakum (n.): The material obtained by untwisting and picking into loose fiber old hemp ropes; -- used for calking the seams of ships, stopping leaks, etc.

Pitch (n.): A thick, black, lustrous, and sticky substance obtained by boiling down tar. It is used in calking the seams of ships; also in coating rope, canvas, wood, ironwork, etc., to preserve them.

Calk (v. t.): 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.

Stave (n.): To render impervious or solid by driving with a calking iron; as, to stave lead, or the joints of pipes into which lead has been run.

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Meaning of Caulking/Calking

Caulking/Calking means: Forcing material into the seams of the planks in a boat's deck or sides to make them watertight; the material itself. Oakum was once the material used for this purpose, and was then sealed with hot pitch to prevent it from rotting. Today there are polymers used for sealing all kinds of fittings.

Meaning of Calking

Calking means: of Calk

Meaning of Pledget

Pledget means: A string of oakum used in calking.

Meaning of Reem

Reem means: To open (the seams of a vessel's planking) for the purpose of calking them.

Meaning of Flake

Flake means: A small stage hung over a vessel's side, for workmen to stand on in calking, etc.

Meaning of Keeler

Keeler means: A small or shallow tub; esp., one used for holding materials for calking ships, or one used for washing dishes, etc.

Meaning of Calking

Calking means: The act or process of making seems tight, as in ships, or of furnishing with calks, as a shoe, or copying, as a drawing.

Meaning of Oakum

Oakum means: The material obtained by untwisting and picking into loose fiber old hemp ropes; -- used for calking the seams of ships, stopping leaks, etc.

Meaning of Pitch

Pitch means: A thick, black, lustrous, and sticky substance obtained by boiling down tar. It is used in calking the seams of ships; also in coating rope, canvas, wood, ironwork, etc., to preserve them.

Meaning of Calk

Calk means: 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.

Meaning of Stave

Stave means: To render impervious or solid by driving with a calking iron; as, to stave lead, or the joints of pipes into which lead has been run.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Exolete

Exolete means: Obsolete; out of use; state; insipid.

Meaning of Gettable

Gettable means: That may be obtained.

Meaning of Hulch

Hulch means: A hunch.

Meaning of Obloquious

Obloquious means: Containing obloquy; reproachful

Meaning of Uttermost

Uttermost means: Extreme; utmost; being; in the farthest, greatest, or highest degree; as, the uttermost extent or end.

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of GREEN GILBERT

GREEN GILBERT means: Green Gilbert is British slang for a thick piece of nasal mucus.

Meaning of JACKIE TRENT

JACKIE TRENT means: Jackie Trent is London Cockney rhyming slang for corrupt (bent).

Meaning of WILTSHIRE

WILTSHIRE means: Wiltshire is British slang for impotence.

Meaning of upper storey

upper storey means: the head

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