balk

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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.