Balkar



a member of a Sunni Muslim people living mainly in the Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Republic in the Russian Federation, closely related to the Karachai.
the Turkic language spoken by the Balkars.

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  • Balked

    to stop, as at an obstacle, and refuse to proceed or to do something specified (usually followed by at): He balked at making the speech. (of a horse, mule, etc.) to stop short and stubbornly refuse to go on. Baseball. to commit a balk. to place an obstacle in the way of; hinder; thwart: a […]

  • Balkh

    a town in N Afghanistan: capital of ancient Bactria; center of Zoroastrianism. Contemporary Examples After a brief visit to his family in Pakistan, he is now serving as the shadow governor of the key northern province of Balkh. Freed Taliban Prisoners in Pakistan and Afghanistan Return to Jihad Ron Moreau & Sami Yousafzai December 5, […]



  • Balky

    given to balking; stubborn; obstinate: a balky mule. Contemporary Examples Then, with wind blowing him out horizontal under the wing, he hooks a boot on that balky wheel, kicks the mother home. The Ballad of Johnny France Richard Ben Cramer January 11, 2014 Historical Examples O foolish minister, trying in that way to manage a […]

  • Balking

    to stop, as at an obstacle, and refuse to proceed or to do something specified (usually followed by at): He balked at making the speech. (of a horse, mule, etc.) to stop short and stubbornly refuse to go on. Baseball. to commit a balk. to place an obstacle in the way of; hinder; thwart: a […]



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