Calker (מִחֲזִיק בֶּדֶק, machazik' be'dek, a repairer of the breach, as in 2Ki 12:8; 2Ki 22:5; Sept. and Vulg. translate at random, οῦτοι ἐνίσχυον τὴν βουλήν, habuerunt nautas ad ministerium varice supellectilis),a workman skilled in stopping the seams of the deck or sides of a vessel, which appears to be the correct idea of the passages (Eze 27:9,27) where the inhabitants of Gebal (or Byblus) are said to have been employed in this capacity on the Tyrian vessels. SEE TYRE; SEE NAVIGATION.

Definition of calker

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