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The area on a billiard table behind the balkline.  Synonym: balk.
Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress.  Synonyms: balk, check, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment.
One of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof.  Synonyms: balk, rafter.

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"Baulk" Quotes from Famous Books

... beginning to feel asthmatical. Pocket Upton, however, belonged to the large class of people, weak and strong alike, who are more than loth to abandon a course of action once taken. It would have required a very severe attack to baulk him of his night out and its subsequent description to electrified ears. But when bad steering had brought him up at the bandstand, the deserted chairs seemed an ordained compromise between prudence and audacity, and he had climbed into the fenced enclosure when another enormous policeman ...
— The Camera Fiend • E.W. Hornung

... yourself, Sir," said Hob Longbow; "their blood is up. Baulk them of their prey, and they will ...
— The Prince and the Page • Charlotte M. Yonge

Words linked to "Baulk" :   straitjacket, snooker table, pool table, disobey, beam, expanse, diriment impediment, surface area, millstone, bind, billiard table, obstruction, obstacle, albatross, drag, area, difficulty

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