caulking (caulk•ing)

1. stopping up by pounding, tapping, or pushing into and making watertight the seams as by filling with a water-proofing compound or material to prevent leakage from materials such as with oakum, lead, or other. 2. to keep from slipping. 3. to make tight by pouring. 4. to force by pounding.

tap (tap)

1. a tool for cutting the thread of an internal screw. 2. a hole made in tapping as one in a fitting to furnish connection for a branch pipe. 3. a faucet, valve, a hole. 4. a hole drilled into a water main into which is inserted a corporation valve to receive water service pipe […]