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Definitions of balk
v. i. - A ridge of land left unplowed between furrows, or at the end of a field; a piece missed by the plow slipping aside. 2
v. i. - A great beam, rafter, or timber; esp., the tie-beam of a house. The loft above was called "the balks." 2
v. i. - One of the beams connecting the successive supports of a trestle bridge or bateau bridge. 2
v. i. - A hindrance or disappointment; a check. 2
v. i. - A sudden and obstinate stop; a failure. 2
v. i. - A deceptive gesture of the pitcher, as if to deliver the ball. 2
v. t. - To leave or make balks in. 2
v. t. - To leave heaped up; to heap up in piles. 2
v. t. - To omit, miss, or overlook by chance. 2
v. t. - To miss intentionally; to avoid; to shun; to refuse; to let go by; to shirk. 2
v. t. - To disappoint; to frustrate; to foil; to baffle; to /hwart; as, to balk expectation. 2
v. i. - To engage in contradiction; to be in opposition. 2
v. i. - To stop abruptly and stand still obstinately; to jib; to stop short; to swerve; as, the horse balks. 2
v. i. - To indicate to fishermen, by shouts or signals from shore, the direction taken by the shoals of herring. 2

The word "balk" uses 4 letters: A B K L.

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Words formed by adding one letter before or after balk (in bold), or to abkl in any order:
c -   black   e -   bleak   i -   kibla   n -   blank   s -   balks   u -   baulk   y -   balky  

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