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balk•line



Pronunciation: (bôk'līn"), [key]
n.
1. Sports.(in track events) the starting line.
2. Billiards.
a. a straight line drawn across the table behind which the cue balls are placed in beginning a game.
b. any of four lines, each near to and parallel with one side of the cushion, that divide the table into a large central panel or section and eight smaller sections or balks lying between these.
c. a balk lying inside one of these sections.
d. balk (def. 11).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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