What is another word for oakum?

48 synonyms found


[ ˈə͡ʊkəm], [ ˈə‍ʊkəm], [ ˈəʊ_k_ə_m]

Oakum is a material made from old rope fibers that have been tarred and twisted together to form a rough, waterproof caulking material. Synonyms for oakum include hemp, flax, and jute fibers. These materials are similar in that they are all natural fibers that can be woven or twisted together to form a strong, water-resistant material. Other synonyms for oakum include caulking, packing, and stuffing. These materials are often used in shipbuilding and other construction applications where a water-tight seal is necessary. While oakum is a traditional material, modern-day substitutes are also available that offer similar characteristics and performance, making it easier to find alternatives to oakum in certain applications.

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What are the hyponyms for Oakum?

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Usage examples for Oakum

If deep sloughing has taken place the carbolic solution should be used, and a wad of oakum or cotton smeared with pine tar should be secured firmly in the cleft.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
Care should be taken not to allow the wound to close too rapidly, to prevent which a tent of lint or oakum should be introduced.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
To prepare it a quantity of oakum was spread over the sail, and stitched down by the sail-makers, thus forming what seemed like an enormous mat.
"Paddy Finn"
W. H. G. Kingston

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