workmen skilled in stopping the seams of the deck or sides of vessels. The inhabitants of Gebel were employed in such work on Tyrian vessels ( Ezekiel 27:9 Ezekiel 27:27 ; marg., "strengtheners" or "stoppers of chinks").
Repairers of seams.
The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy mariners: thy wise men, O Tyrus, that were in thee, were thy pilots. The ancients of Gebal and the wise men thereof were in thee thy CALKERS: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise. ( Ezekiel 27:8-9 )