Calking iron
Calking Calk"ing, n. The act or process of making seems tight, as in ships, or of furnishing with calks, as a shoe, or copying, as a drawing. [1913 Webster]

{Calking iron}, a tool like a chisel, used in calking ships, tightening seams in ironwork, etc. [1913 Webster]

Their left hand does the calking iron guide. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • Calking — Calk ing, n. The act or process of making seems tight, as in ships, or of furnishing with calks, as a shoe, or copying, as a drawing. [1913 Webster] {Calking iron}, a tool like a chisel, used in calking ships, tightening seams in ironwork, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Iron horse — Horse Horse (h[^o]rs), n. [AS. hors; akin to OS. hros, D. & OHG. ros, G. ross, Icel. hross; and perh. to L. currere to run, E. course, current Cf. {Walrus}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A hoofed quadruped of the genus {Equus}; especially, the domestic horse… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calking — Calk Calk (k[add]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Calked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Calking}.] [Either corrupted fr. F. calfater (cf. Pg. calafetar, Sp. calafetear), fr. Ar. qalafa to fill up crevices with the fibers of palm tree or moss; or fr. OE. cauken to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horse iron — Horse Horse (h[^o]rs), n. [AS. hors; akin to OS. hros, D. & OHG. ros, G. ross, Icel. hross; and perh. to L. currere to run, E. course, current Cf. {Walrus}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A hoofed quadruped of the genus {Equus}; especially, the domestic horse… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chinsing iron — Chinse Chinse, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Chinsed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chinsing}.] (Naut.) To thrust oakum into (seams or chinks) with a chisel, the point of a knife, or a chinsing iron; to calk slightly. [1913 Webster] {Chinsing iron}, a light… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hawser iron — Hawser Haws er (h[add]z [ e]r or h[add]s [ e]r), n. [From F. hausser to lift, raise (cf. OF. hausser[ e]e towpath, towing, F. haussi[ e]re hawser), LL. altiare, fr. L. altus high. See {Haughty}.] A large rope made of three strands each containing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reeming iron — Reem Reem, v. t. [Cf. {Ream} to make a hole in.] (Naut.) To open (the seams of a vessel s planking) for the purpose of calking them. [1913 Webster] {Reeming iron} (Naut.), an iron chisel for reeming the seams of planks in calking ships. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reeming iron — noun : a chisel for reaming the seams of planks in calking ships …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spray (sailing vessel) — The S.V. Spray was the vessel rebuilt by Joshua Slocum and used in his successful attempt to circumnavigate the world single handedly, the first voyage of its kind. The Spray was a convert|36|ft|9|in|m|sing=on sloop rigged fishing boat refitted… …   Wikipedia

  • Black horse — Horse Horse (h[^o]rs), n. [AS. hors; akin to OS. hros, D. & OHG. ros, G. ross, Icel. hross; and perh. to L. currere to run, E. course, current Cf. {Walrus}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A hoofed quadruped of the genus {Equus}; especially, the domestic horse… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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