• Calking Definition & Synonyms
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calk
- (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.
• Calk Definition & Synonyms
- (v. i.) To furnish with calks, to prevent slipping on ice; as, to calk the shoes of a horse or an ox.
- (v. t.) To drive tarred oakum into the seams between the planks of (a ship, boat, etc.), to prevent leaking. The calking is completed by smearing the seams with melted pitch.
- (v. t.) To copy, as a drawing, by rubbing the back of it with red or black chalk, and then passing a blunt style or needle over the lines, so as to leave a tracing on the paper or other thing against which it is laid or held.
- (v. t.) To make an indentation in the edge of a metal plate, as along a seam in a steam boiler or an iron ship, to force the edge of the upper plate hard against the lower and so fill the crevice.
- (v. i.) To wound with a calk; as when a horse injures a leg or a foot with a calk on one of the other feet.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) An instrument with sharp points, worn on the sole of a shoe or boot, to prevent slipping.