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calker1

[kaw-ker]
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noun
  1. caulker.
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calker2

[kaw-ker]
noun
  1. calk2(def 2).
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Origin of calker2

caulker

or calk·er

[kaw-ker]
noun
  1. a person who caulks the seams of boats or the like.
  2. a caulking tool or device.
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Origin of caulker

First recorded in 1485–95; caulk + -er1
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Examples from the Web for calker

Historical Examples

  • I told him I was a calker, and should like to go where I could get work.

    The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass

  • This process is called calking, and the furnace is called a calker furnace.

  • The blacksmith, the rigger, the calker, took their pay in shares.

  • On the fifth day another boat was sent ashore with six men, including a carpenter and a calker.

    Alaska

    Ella Higginson

  • Learning that I was a calker by trade, he promptly decided that New Bedford was the proper place to send me.

    My Bondage and My Freedom

    Frederick Douglass