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baulk

/ (bɔːk, usually for sense 1 bɔːlk) /
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noun
Also (US): balk billiards
  1. the space, usually 29 inches deep, between the baulk line and the bottom cushion
  2. (in baulk-line games) one of the spaces between the cushions and the baulk lines
  3. in baulk inside one of these spaces
archaeol a strip of earth left between excavation trenches for the study of the complete stratigraphy of a site
croquet either of two lines (A baulk and B baulk) at diagonally opposite ends of the court, from which the ball is struck into play
verb, noun
a variant spelling of balk
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