(noun, verb)


1. the area on a billiard table behind the balkline

Similar word(s): balk

Definition categories: location, area, expanse

2. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

Similar word(s): balk, check, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment

Definition categories: thought, difficulty

3. one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof

Similar word(s): balk, rafter

Definition categories: man–made, beam


1. refuse to comply

Similar word(s): balk, jib, resist

Definition categories: social, disobey