1. [ verb ] refuse to comply
Synonyms: baulk jib resist
Related terms: disobey balker obstructionist resistance
2. [ noun ] one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
Synonyms: rafter baulk
Related terms: beam rafter
3. [ noun ] something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Synonyms: deterrent handicap impediment baulk check hindrance
Related terms: difficulty obstacle drag albatross straitjacket bind obstruct handicap
4. [ noun ] the area on a billiard table behind the balkline
Synonyms: baulk

"a player with ball in hand must play from the balk"

Related terms: area pool_table
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 15929
6. [ noun ] (baseball) an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base
Related terms: pitch
Similar spelling:   baulk