Definitions for "Balk"
A deceptive gesture of the pitcher, as if to deliver the ball. It is illegal and is penalized by allowing the runners on base to advance one base.
to commit a balk{6}; -- of a pitcher.
an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base
A ridge of land left unplowed between furrows, or at the end of a field; a piece missed by the plow slipping aside.
To omit, miss, or overlook by chance.
To miss intentionally; to avoid; to shun; to refuse; to let go by; to shirk.
A sudden and obstinate stop; a failure.
To stop abruptly and stand still obstinately; to jib; to stop short; to swerve; as, the horse balks.
To stop short of an obstacle.
A hindrance or disappointment; a check.
To disappoint; to frustrate; to foil; to baffle; to thwart; as, to balk expectation.
Keywords:  approach, dive, bowler, armstand, false
When a bowler begins his approach and then stops prior to his delivery.
An approach that doesn't end with a delivery.
A false start to a dive.
Keywords:  beam, rafter, bateau, trestle, loft
A great beam, rafter, or timber; esp., the tie-beam of a house. The loft above was called "the balks."
One of the beams connecting the successive supports of a trestle bridge or bateau bridge.
beam or rafter
a strip of earth 1 meter wide left standing between squares; provides a vertical face to allow archaeologists to see soil layers and what is in them
The twenty centimeter wall of earth between squares. The balk must be trimmed carefully with a trowel after each level is excavated.
a narrow barrier of earth within the ditch of an earthwork that was purposely left unexcavated.  Balks sometimes marked divisions between units in the line.  A balk might also serve as the base for a traverse made of logs.
Keywords:  shoals, fishermen, shouts, shore, taken
To indicate to fishermen, by shouts or signals from shore, the direction taken by the shoals of herring.
Keywords:  heap, leave, piles
To leave or make balks in.
To leave heaped up; to heap up in piles.
Keywords:  moyer, judgment, right, call
a judgment call, but it was the right call," Moyer said
To engage in contradiction; to be in opposition.
something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Keywords:  billiard, behind, table, player, hand
the area on a billiard table behind the balkline; "a player with ball in hand must play from the balk"
term used to indicate a player hindering an opponent
Keywords:  commonly, go, 'no, referred
This is commonly referred to as a 'no-go'.