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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping v. - Injure with a metal cleat; Provide with metal cleats.

Usage examples (23)
  • calk horse shoes
  • The calk of the iron shoe was left sticking in the barn door.
  • In the mean time toe protection in the form of a calk had spread from the colder north over southern Germany; whereas this north
  • One calk, not lefs then 15 hundred weight, half's: load .. for more
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  • A "calk" is a metal plate on a shoe or boot that prevents slipping, to "caulk" is to make watertight with putty, while to "cawk" is to mate, referring to hawks.
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