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[uhn-bal-uh-stid] /ʌnˈbæl ə stɪd/
not fitted with or carrying ballast.
not properly steadied or regulated.
Origin of unballasted
1635-45; un-1 + ballasted Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The body loomed beside us like the rolling hull of an unballasted ship.

    Swept Out to Sea W. Bertram Foster
  • I hastened to prevent him; but he overthrew me with one hand, and the unballasted balloon ascended to two thousand yards.

    A Winter Amid the Ice Jules Verne
  • The nightmare is evidently too much for these unballasted minds.

  • The wind was fairly fresh and the weight of the unballasted Surprise did not stop the Viking.

    The Rival Campers Afloat Ruel Perley Smith
  • It heeled over like an unballasted yacht under the lash of a hurricane.

    The Air Trust George Allan England
  • They were riding an unballasted track and using such speed as they dared to escape from a situation that had become perilous.

    Whispering Smith Frank H. Spearman

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