caulker

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caulk +‎ -er

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caulker (plural caulkers)

  1. A person who caulks various structures (as ships) and certain types of piping.
    • 2016, Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing, Penguin Books (2017), page 117:
      He was one of the best caulkers around.
  2. A tool used for caulking ships; a caulking iron.
  3. (slang, archaic) An alcoholic drink; a dram.
  4. (informal) Archaic form of corker (something large or remarkable, a whopper).

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