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Definition of "calk" []

  • A pointed extension on the toe or heels of a horseshoe, designed to prevent slipping. (noun)
  • A spiked plate fixed on the bottom of a shoe to prevent slipping and preserve the sole. (noun)
  • Variant of caulk. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "calk" in a sentence
  • ""A little 'calk' all round won't hurt us after that tramp, Sergeant!" he observed kindly."
  • "And many hours more, day by day, he dragged himself around it, lying on his side to calk the gaping seams with moss."
  • "Most of the time I really and truely just calk it up to him being there, dealing with all the stress alone and those extremely long missions!"