- [noun] the area on a billiard table behind the balkline; "a player with ball in hand must play from the balk"
- [noun] something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Synonyms: hindrance, deterrent, impediment, baulk, check, handicap
- [noun] one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
Synonyms: rafter, baulk
- [noun] an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base
- [verb] refuse to comply
Synonyms: resist, baulk, jib