caulk caulk  /ˈkɑk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a waterproof filler and sealant that is used in building and repair to make watertight
  2. (v) seal with caulking

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. By American animation standards, these are plot holes, which the guys at Pixar, Disney or DreamWorks would caulk in an afternoon's brainstorming session.
  2. That can be as simple as insulating pipes and ducts, caulking doors and windows and otherwise weatherizing our homes to avoid heating our attics and the outdoors.
  3. You can feel for leaks in walls especially at corners or where different materials meet and fill the gaps with caulk.

News

  • BELLEVILLE: Student remembers late teacher

    BELLEVILLE — Michael Caulk, a history teacher at Belleville High School who died June 12, is being fondly remembered by one his more recent former students.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Belleville View

Quotes

  1. "Having the federal government pay for caulk and insulation may or may not be a sensible idea, but it will do little or nothing to create jobs in the short term, and it has no place in a bill designed to get our economy moving again," said House...
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: John Boehner Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The first recorded incident was in 1543, when survivors of the Spanish expedition of Hernando De Soto found oil and used the material to re-caulk vessels," Patterson said.
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Jerry Patterson Source: Galveston County Daily News

  3. "You can employ a lot of people very quickly with off-the-shelf technology like caulk guns," said Jones, founder of Green for All, an economic development group. "This isn't George Jetson stuff."
    on Jan 3, 2009 By: Van Jones Source: Dallas Morning News

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