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noun 
  1. ridge, an unplowed strip of land. (One use is to walk on it.)
  2. beam.
  3. hindrance.
  4. blunder.
  5. (baseball) an illegal motion intended to deceive a runner.
verb 
  1. (archaic) to pass over or by.
  2. to stop, check, block.
  3. to stop short and refuse to go on.
  4. to refuse suddenly.
Etymology: Middle English balke, Old English balca, cognate with Old High German balko, German Balken "balk," Italian balcone "balcony"


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