Definitions For Balk


  • An illegal pitching motion while runners are on base
  • One of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
  • Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  • The area on a billiard table behind the balkline
  • An occurrence in which a pitcher stops suddenly or makes an illegal movement after starting to throw a pitch


  • Refuse to comply
  • To suddenly show that you do not want to do something : to refuse to do what someone else wants you to do
  • To stop quickly and refuse to continue going
  • To fail to work in the usual or expected way

Is Balk a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Balk is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 12 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Balk in a Sentence

  • The extravagant centerpiece proved to be a balk to the flow of conversation
  • The horse balked and would not jump the fence.
  • The runner on third base tried to make the pitcher balk.

Synonyms for Balk

Antonyms for Balk

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