Ballast (disambiguation)

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Ballast is any material used to provide stability to a vehicle or structure. It may also refer to:

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  • Ballast tank, a device used on ships and submarines and other submersibles to control buoyancy and stability
  • Ballast weights, metallic plates used to bring auto racing vehicles up to the minimum mandated weight
  • Electrical ballast, used to stabilize the current flow in lamps
  • Sailing ballast, ship's ballast, used to weigh a ship down
  • Track ballast, the layer of crushed rock or gravel upon which railway track is laid
  • Ballast carried aboard an aircraft, for example:
  • Ballast tractor, a heavy haulage road vehicle designed to pull or push heavy or exceptionally large loads

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