/ (bɔːk, usually for sense 1 bɔːlk) /

  1. Also (US): balk billiards

    • the space, usually 29 inches deep, between the baulk line and the bottom cushion

    • (in baulk-line games) one of the spaces between the cushions and the baulk lines

    • in baulk inside one of these spaces

  2. archaeol a strip of earth left between excavation trenches for the study of the complete stratigraphy of a site

  1. 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
  1. a variant spelling of balk

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