Balk - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof (syn: baulk, rafter)
- an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base
...the extravagant centerpiece proved to be a balk to the flow of conversation...
The horse balked and would not jump the fence.
The runner on third base tried to make the pitcher balk.
Jim balked at paying such a lot of money to join the club.
A bait you cannot balk.
They shall not balk my entrance.
Lord Talbot was not much balked with this rebuke.
Time after time our hopes are balked.
Many people would balk at setting up a new business during a recession.
Westerners balk at the prospect of snake on the menu.