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or calk·er

  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 caulker

Historical Examples of caulker

  • The caulker's apprentice, who attends to bring oakum, pitch, &c.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • She's a caulker, Sissie is; you don't take a rise out of Sissie in a hurry.

    Hilda Wade

    Grant Allen

  • The caulker had filled it up with oakum from the inside, since which she had made but little water lying at an anchor.

  • A box slung to a ship's side whereon a caulker can sit and use his irons; it contains his tools and oakum.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • One of the caulker's tools; it has a groove in it, and is used after the caulking iron to finish off the seam.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth