OTHER WORDS FROM balkybalk·i·ly, adverbbalk·i·ness, noun
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Car campers appreciate the tools to accomplish any camp chore under the sun, from trimming kindling to fixing a balky camp stove.
Given this city’s oversupply of fountains and water features that are balky, underperforming or in total disrepair, building another one to frame a performance stage makes little sense.How a rock wall and pool of water have thrown a wrench into the redesign of Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden|Philip Kennicott|April 16, 2021|Washington Post
Take a closer look at the trackIf your door still feels balky, the track might be damaged.
People across the country and throughout Maryland and Virginia have also struggled to secure vaccine appointments, due to a limited supply of shots and balky signup systems unable to handle demand.D.C. coronavirus vaccine registration website falters again, despite assurances|Michael Brice-Saddler|March 5, 2021|Washington Post
The first task was overhauling America’s balky election infrastructure–in the middle of a pandemic.The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election|Molly Ball|February 4, 2021|Time
Then, with wind blowing him out horizontal under the wing, he hooks a boot on that balky wheel, kicks the mother home.
Then suddenly around the corners of his under lip a little balky smile began to flicker.Molly Make-Believe|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
If the design of his craft was faulty and it proved “balky” when he attempted flight, he had only himself to blame.The Romance of Aircraft|Lawrence Yard Smith
For nearly a score of years they pulled like a pair of balky horses--what time they were not doing the monkey and parrot act.Happiness and Marriage|Elizabeth (Jones) Towne
A balky team or a break in the harness requires prompt relief or all will be lost.How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon|Oliver W. Nixon
Horses balky and unused to work, had to unhitch one and returned with but little drill.An Artilleryman's Diary|Jenkin Lloyd Jones