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balk

, baulk
1. a roughly squared heavy timber beam
2. a timber tie beam of a roof
3. Baseball an illegal motion by a pitcher towards the plate or towards the base when there are runners on base, esp without delivering the ball

balk

[bȯk]
(building construction)
A squared timber used in building construction.
(civil engineering)
A low ridge of earth that marks a boundary line.
(mining engineering)
A sudden thinning out, for a certain distance, of a bed of coal.

balk, baulk

1. A squared timber used in building construction.
2. A low ridge of earth that marks a boundary line.
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We were handling Novell and DOS, now we've added Windows NT and Windows 95,' says Balk.
With a runner on third base who is trying to score by means of a squeeze play or a steal, if the catcher or any other fielder steps on or in front of home base without possession of the ball--or touches the batter or his bat--the pitcher shall be charged with a balk, the batter shall be awarded first base on the interference, and the ball is dead.
Daniel Bard had already survived perhaps the wildest inning of his major league career, one that included a pair of balks and a wild pitch, when he headed out for the eighth inning.
Dethlefsen & Balk has come a long way since then even though there were many ups and downs in the company's long history, glamorous phases and trailblazing ideas like adding tea accessories to the merchandise as early as the 1970s; but, of course, also times that were not glossy, which took all of their stamina, passion, patience and courage.
It had minimum reporting functions," says Mike Balk, director of technical services for InterAmerica.
The college has asked Kirklees Council for permission to build 14 homes on the Green Balk Lane site to help finance the relocation.
Another balk by Alfredo Aceves put Denard Span in scoring position with two outs in the eighth, and Jason Kubel flared a single into shallow center.
In this text for general readers, Balk uses a journalistic style to describe the sweeping drama of radio history from its inception to the present day.
Balk is, after all, very good at making information and theory look like entertainment, and he accomplishes this by hybridizing and playing back contemporary visual codes (global/digital/youth/ travel/culture/masculine/fun) revved up with special effects (game/world sci-fi/ simulation/fantasy/NASA).
With Jeter on third and Bernie Williams on first and one out, Simas lost contact with the pitching rubber and third base umpire Tim Welke called him for a balk.
NASDAQ:DADE) today announced that Lance Balk will join the company as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective May 8, 2006.