balk

obstacle purposely to get on the way of 
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balk

[n] - the area on a billiard table behind the balkline 2. [n] - an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base
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Balk

Balk (bak) noun [ Anglo-Saxon balca beam, ridge; akin to Icelandic bālkr partition, bjālki beam, Old Saxon balko , German balken ; confer Gael. balc ridge of earth between two furrows. Confer Balcony , Balk , ...
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Balk

Balk transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Balked (bakt); present participle & verbal noun Balking .] [ From Balk a beam; orig. to put a balk or beam in one's way, in order to stop or hinder. Confer , for sense 2, Anglo-Saxo...
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Balk

Balk intransitive verb 1. To engage in contradiction; to be in opposition. [ Obsolete] « In strifeful terms with him to balk . Spenser. » 2. To stop abruptly and stand still obstinately; to jib; to stop short; to swerve; as, the horse balks . »...
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balk

To indicate to fishermen, by shouts or signals from shore, the direction taken by the shoals of herring. ... Origin: Prob. From D. Balken to bray, bawl. ... 1. To leave or make balks in. ... 2. To leave heaped up; to heap up in piles. 'Ten thousand bold Scots, two and twenty knights, Balk'd in their own blood did Sir Walter see.' (Shak) ... 3. To o...
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balk

noun an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base
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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. • (v. t.) To miss intentionally; to avoid; to shun; to refuse; to let go by; to shirk. • (v. i.) A great beam, rafter, or timber; esp., the tie-beam of a house. The loft above was called `the balks.` • (v...
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balk

(from the article `baseball`) ...lead or even `pick off` the runner (catch him off base) by making throws over to the runner`s base. The pitcher attempting to pick off a runner ... ...balls foul (beyond the foul lines) or fair (or within the foul lines); the other three call runners safe or out at the first three bases. Any .....
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balk

(from the article `balkline billiards`) ...either 14 or 18 in (36 or 46 cm) away from them. The object of the games is to score caroms by driving a cue ball against both object balls. The ...
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Balk

Any deceptive movement that disconcerts an opponent before or during the service; often called a 'feint.'
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Balk

To refuse or cease to move forward
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Balk

1) An incomplete approach in which the bowler does not deliver the ball; 2) to interfere or cause another bowler to stop his approach or not complete it in his normal fashion.
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Balk

In baseball, a pitcher can commit a number of illegal motions or actions that constitute a balk. Most of these violations involve a pitcher pretending to pitch when he has no intention of doing so. In games played under the Official Baseball Rules, a balk results in a dead ball or delayed dead ball. In certain other circumstances, a balk may be wh...
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Balk

An illegal movement by a pitcher. Balks are called for various reasons, typically if a pitcher, with
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Balk

An incomplete approach taken in which the player walks to the line but does not actually release the
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balk

refuse to comply
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