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  Definition of balk
  1. an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base
  2. one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
  3. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  4. the area on a billiard table behind the balkline; "a player with ball in hand must play from the balk"
  5. refuse to comply
Similar Words: rafter, baulk, hindrance, deterrent, impediment, check, handicap, resist, jib

 

Hyponyms: albatross, millstone, bind, drag, obstacle, obstruction, straitjacket

 

Part Meronyms: pool table, billiard table, snooker table

 

Derivational Morphology: rafter, handicap, hinder, hamper, impede, deter, discourage, obstruct, blockade, block, stymie, stymy, embarrass, balker, baulker, noncompliant, adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister, obstructionist, obstructor, obstructer, thwarter, resistance

 

 
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