caulking
Caulk Caulk, n. 1. See {Calk}. [1913 Webster]

2. a viscous semisolid material of varying composition used to fill in seams of objects which are exposed to water, such as wooden ships or bath tiles; -- called also {calk} and {caulking}. After applying in a semisolid form, the material hardens and dries to form a waterproof seal. It is used in the process of caulking. It is sometimes applied together with a rope-like cord to fill larger seams. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Caulking — is a process used to seal the seams in wooden boats or ships, and riveted iron or steel ships, in order to make them watertight. The same term also refers to the application of flexible sealing compounds to close up crevices in buildings against… …   Wikipedia

  • caulking — caulk ing n. 1. the process of sealing cracks and crevices with a filler such as caulk[2]. [WordNet 1.5] 2. same as {caulk[2]}, n.. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caulking — caulk·ing (kôʹkĭng) n. A usually impermeable substance used for caulking. Also called caulking compound. * * * …   Universalium

  • caulking — noun see caulk II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • caulking — 1. verb the physical process of sealing a joint, seam, juncture or void between adjacent surfaces by filling with a sealant. 2. noun oakum etc used to caulk a ship …   Wiktionary

  • caulking — Смотри Чеканка …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • caulking — n. impermeable material used to fill cracks or seams or for sealing joints kɔːk v. make watertight, stop up leaks (in pipes, ships, etc.); put on calks (part on a horseshoe that prevents slipping) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Caulking —   A material used to seal areas of potential air leakage into or out of a building envelope.   ***   Material used to make an air tight seal by filling in cracks, such as those around windows and doors.   California Energy Comission. Dictionary… …   Energy terms

  • caulking — See: caulk II …   English dictionary

  • caulking — noun a waterproof filler and sealant that is used in building and repair to make watertight • Syn: ↑caulk • Hypernyms: ↑sealant, ↑sealer …   Useful english dictionary

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