caulk definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • In order to make watertight or airtight by filling or closing: caulk a pipe joint; caulked the splits involving the panels with dirt.
    • Nautical to help make (a boat) watertight by packing seams with a waterproof product, particularly oakum or pitch.
    • identify calk, v..
    • to fill in the seams or cracks of, with a waterproof product such caulk.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to put on caulking: caulked all over the window framework.
  • noun:
    • Caulking.
    • caulking
    • a composition of vehicle and pigment used at background temperatures for filling/sealing bones or junctures, that stays flexible for an excessive period of the time after application.
    • See calk.
    • a viscous semisolid product of differing structure used to fill out seams of objects that are subjected to liquid, such as for instance wood boats or shower tiles; -- called additionally calk and caulking. After applying in a semisolid form, the material hardens and dries to make a waterproof seal. It is used in the process of caulking. It is occasionally used along with a rope-like cord to fill larger seams.
    • a waterproof filler and sealant which is used in building and restoration to make watertight
  • verb:
    • To drive oakum to the seams of a ship's wooden deck or hull to really make it watertight
    • to use caulking to joints, splits, or a juncture of various products.
    • seal with caulking
  • others:
    • See calk.

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