Definition of Balk

Balk v. i. means: A great beam, rafter, or timber; esp., the tie-beam of a house. The loft above was called "the balks."

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Balk v. i. means: A great beam, rafter, or timber; esp., the tie-beam of a house. The loft above was called "the balks."

Meaning of Balk

Balk (v. i.) means: A great beam, rafter, or timber; esp., the tie-beam of a house. The loft above was called "the balks."

More meanings / definitions of Balk or words, sentences containing Balk?

Balk (v. t.): To disappoint; to frustrate; to foil; to baffle; to /hwart; as, to balk expectation.

Gib (v. i.): To balk. See Jib, v. i.

Balking (p. pr. & vb. n.): of Balk

Balked (imp. & p. p.): of Balk

Baulk (n. & v.): See Balk.

Balk (v. i.): A hindrance or disappointment; a check.

Balk (v. i.): To engage in contradiction; to be in opposition.

Balkingly (adv.): In a manner to balk or frustrate.

Balk (v. t.): To leave or make balks in.

Balk (v. t.): To omit, miss, or overlook by chance.

Balk (v. t.): To leave heaped up; to heap up in piles.

Balk (v. i.): A sudden and obstinate stop; a failure.

Balk (v. i.): A deceptive gesture of the pitcher, as if to deliver the ball.

Jib (v. i.): To move restively backward or sidewise, -- said of a horse; to balk.

Bilk (n.): A thwarting an adversary in cribbage by spoiling his score; a balk.

Take (v. t.): Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.

Balk (v. t.): To miss intentionally; to avoid; to shun; to refuse; to let go by; to shirk.

Balk (v. i.): To indicate to fishermen, by shouts or signals from shore, the direction taken by the shoals of herring.

Discomfit (v. t.): To break up and frustrate the plans of; to balk/ to throw into perplexity and dejection; to disconcert.

Resaw (v. t.): To saw again; specifically, to saw a balk, or a timber, which has already been squared, into dimension lumber, as joists, boards, etc.

Foil (v. t.): To render (an effort or attempt) vain or nugatory; to baffle; to outwit; to balk; to frustrate; to defeat.

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.

Wreck (v. t.): To involve in a wreck; hence, to cause to suffer ruin; to balk of success, and bring disaster on.

Balk (v. i.): One of the beams connecting the successive supports of a trestle bridge or bateau bridge.

Balk (v. i.): A great beam, rafter, or timber; esp., the tie-beam of a house. The loft above was called "the balks."

Balk (v. i.): To stop abruptly and stand still obstinately; to jib; to stop short; to swerve; as, the horse balks.

Balky (a.): Apt to balk; as, a balky horse.

Disappoint (v. t.): To defeat of expectation or hope; to hinder from the attainment of that which was expected, hoped, or desired; to balk; as, a man is disappointed of his hopes or expectations, or his hopes, desires, intentions, expectations, or plans are disappointed; a bad season disappoints the farmer of his crops; a defeat disappoints an enemy of his spoil.

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Words, slangs, sentences and phrases similar to Balk

Meaning of Balk

Balk means: To disappoint; to frustrate; to foil; to baffle; to /hwart; as, to balk expectation.

Meaning of Gib

Gib means: To balk. See Jib, v. i.

Meaning of Balking

Balking means: of Balk

Meaning of Balked

Balked means: of Balk

Meaning of Baulk

Baulk means: See Balk.

Meaning of Balk

Balk means: A hindrance or disappointment; a check.

Meaning of Balk

Balk means: To engage in contradiction; to be in opposition.

Meaning of Balkingly

Balkingly means: In a manner to balk or frustrate.

Meaning of Balk

Balk means: To leave or make balks in.

Meaning of Balk

Balk means: To omit, miss, or overlook by chance.

Meaning of Balk

Balk means: To leave heaped up; to heap up in piles.

Meaning of Balk

Balk means: A sudden and obstinate stop; a failure.

Meaning of Balk

Balk means: A deceptive gesture of the pitcher, as if to deliver the ball.

Meaning of Jib

Jib means: To move restively backward or sidewise, -- said of a horse; to balk.

Meaning of Bilk

Bilk means: A thwarting an adversary in cribbage by spoiling his score; a balk.

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