verb (used with object)
Origin of caulk
Examples from the Web for caulk
It's a fine tub, and we are mighty lucky to find that man to caulk it.Vanished Arizona|Martha Summerhayes
If there are cracks, caulk them, and fill the tub with water.The Young Housekeeper's Friend|Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
However, as there was nothing to be done, he went down for a caulk.The Tiger of Mysore|G. A. Henty
"Haines was to send a man to caulk a seam in the Nancy," he muttered.Prisoners of Hope|Mary Johnston
We were also delayed for want of caulkers to caulk the ship, which was absolutely necessary to be done before we put to sea.
British Dictionary definitions for caulk
Word Origin for caulk
Word Origin and History for caulk
late 14c., "to stop up crevices or cracks," from Old North French cauquer, from Late Latin calicare "to stop up chinks with lime," from Latin calx (2) "lime, limestone" (see chalk). Original sense is nautical, of making ships watertight. Related: Caulked; caulking. As a noun, "caulking material," by 1980 (caulking in this sense was used from 1743). Related: Caulker.