Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Verb: balk  bo(l)k
  1. Pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
    - hesitate, waver, waffle, baulk [Brit]
     
  2. Refuse to comply
    - resist, baulk [Brit], jib
Noun: balk  bo(l)k
  1. The area on a billiard table behind the balkline
    "a player with ball in hand must play from the balk";
    - baulk [Brit]
     
  2. Something that interferes with (or delays) action or progress
    - hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, baulk [Brit], check, handicap
     
  3. One of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
    - rafter, baulk [Brit]
     
  4. An illegal pitching motion while runners are on base

Derived forms: balked, balking, balks

Type of: area, beam, delivery, difficulty, disobey, expanse, pitch, surface area

Part of: billiard table, pool table, snooker table

Encyclopedia: Balk, Gaasterlân-Sleat