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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Balk

BALK, noun bauk.

1. A ridge of land, left unplowed, between furrows, or at the end of a field.

2. A great beam, or rafter.

3. Any thing left untouched, like a ridge in plowing.

4. A frustration; disappointment.

BALK, verb transitive bauk. To disappoint; to frustrate.

2. To leave untouched; to miss or omit.

3. To pile, as in a heap or ridge.

4. To turn aside; to talk beside one's meaning.

5. To plow, leaving balks.