ETYM Cf. AS. calc shoe, hoof, Latin calx, calcis, heel, calcar, spur.
A metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping; SYN. calkin.
Pointed piece on a horseshoe to prevent slipping.
ETYM Eng. calquer to trace, Italian caicare to trace, to trample, from Latin calcare to trample, from calx heel. Related to Calcarate.
1. To injure with a calk.
2. To provide with calks.