baulker

World English Dictionary
balk or baulk (bɔːk, bɔːlk, bɔːk, bɔːlk)
 
vb (usually foll by at) (foll by at)
1.  to stop short, esp suddenly or unexpectedly; jib: the horse balked at the jump
2.  to turn away abruptly; recoil: he balked at the idea of murder
3.  (tr) to thwart, check, disappoint, or foil: he was balked in his plans
4.  (tr) to avoid deliberately: he balked the question
5.  (tr) to miss unintentionally
 
n
6.  a roughly squared heavy timber beam
7.  a timber tie beam of a roof
8.  an unploughed ridge to prevent soil erosion or mark a division on common land
9.  an obstacle; hindrance; disappointment
10.  baseball an illegal motion by a pitcher towards the plate or towards the base when there are runners on base, esp without delivering the ball
 
[Old English balca; related to Old Norse bálkr partition, Old High German balco beam]
 
baulk or baulk
 
vb
 
n
 
[Old English balca; related to Old Norse bálkr partition, Old High German balco beam]
 
'balker or baulk
 
n
 
'baulker or baulk
 
n

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baulker

noun
a person who refuses to comply [syn: balker
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