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Calk Calk (k[add]k), n. [Cf. AS. calc shoe, hoof, L. calx, calcis, heel, calcar, spur.] 1. A sharp-pointed piece of iron or steel projecting downward on the shoe of a horse or an ox, to prevent the animal from slipping; -- called also {calker}, {calkin}. [1913 Webster]

2. An instrument with sharp points, worn on the sole of a shoe or boot, to prevent slipping. [1913 Webster]

3. same as {caulk[2]}, n.. [PJC]


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