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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To fill up a crack, seam or joint to make it watertight.

Usage examples (40)
  • They will caulk the bottom of the boat to make sure it does not take on water.
  • caulk the window
  • Hot dogs are barbecued Egyptian beef sausages called -- and these cookies called caulk (ph).
  • The caulk is now back to its original white. for more
Tutoring comment
  • 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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