the area on a billiard table behind the balkline;
"a player with ball in hand must play from the balk"
something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
refuse to comply
- The builder shored up the wall with a thick baulk of wood.
- Many parents may baulk at the idea of paying $100 for a pair of shoes.
- baulk net 一种插网
This was a balk to them and put a damp to their new projects.出自： Defoe
The balk, the disappointment, is felt as a promise that has been broken.出自： D. Lessing
This was look'd for at your hand, and this was baulk'd.出自：Twelfth Night , Shakespeare
I never..balked an invitation out to dinner.出自： S. Johnson
It's got to be done, so why balk it?出自： D. H. Lawrence