Sports. (in track events) the starting line.
a straight line drawn across the table behind which the cue balls are placed in beginning a game.
any of four lines, each near to and parallel with one side of the cushion, that divide the table into a large central panel or section and eight smaller sections or balks lying between these.
a balk lying inside one of these sections.
balk (def 11).
pertaining to the Balkan States or their inhabitants. pertaining to the Balkan Peninsula. pertaining to the Balkan Mountains. the Balkans. Balkan States. Contemporary Examples Another is rooted in atrocities committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 90s. Dylan’s Candor Gets Misconstrued as Hate Speech in France Ian Bell December 6, 2013 He conceived the federal […]
- Balkan frame
an overhead frame, fastened to a bed, from which a splinted, fractured leg or arm is suspended and held in traction. Balkan frame Bal·kan frame (bôl’kən) n. An over-the-bed or free-standing horizontal pole, supported by uprights, from which a splinted limb can be suspended. Also called Balkan splint.
- Balkan mountains
a mountain range extending from W Bulgaria to the Black Sea: highest peak, 7794 feet (2370 meters). Historical Examples A tree of the Balkan Mountains, very hardy and bearing abundant fruit in the gardens of both hemispheres. The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw plural noun a mountain range extending across Bulgaria from the Black Sea […]
- Balkan peninsula
a peninsula in S Europe, S of the Danube River and bordered by the Adriatic, Ionian, Aegean, and Black seas. Historical Examples In the Balkan Peninsula railroad facilities are still ill provided for. The Railroad Question William Larrabee The natural course of that flood was by the valley of the Danube to the Balkan Peninsula. […]