Balk (disambiguation)

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A balk is an illegal motion by a baseball pitcher.

Balk or baulk may also refer to:

  • Something left untouched, from in the Scots term bauk; this led to the word's current meaning a hindrance or check. From this, some uses developed:
    • A horse is said to baulk when it refuses its rider's instructions.
    • A baulk is an evasive technique/manoeuvre in the sport of Australian rules football.
    • To be baulked is the act of being slowed or stopped due to traffic, usually at an island in cycling time trials.
    • Balk and baulk are defined areas on various types of billiard table.



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