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1. oakum

noun. loose hemp or jute fiber obtained by unravelling old ropes; when impregnated with tar it was used to caulk seams and pack joints in wooden ships.

Synonyms

  • fiber

Antonyms

  • irresponsibleness
  • unthoughtfulness

Etymology

  • okome (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • acumba (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Sentences with oakum


1. Noun, singular or mass
This will soak into the oakum and the wood.

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