Definitions of balk

The word "balk" uses 4 letters: abkl.

BALK is playable in:

Words With Friends12
Scrabble US10
Scrabble UK10

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

Unscramble words found within balk


Words formed by adding one letter

s - balks13

y - balky15

u - baulk14

c - black16

n - blank14

e - bleak13

i - kibla13


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