baulk/balk

i. An aborted landing resulting from something happening on the final stages of the approach, such as an obstruction on the runway.
ii. To obstruct landing of an approaching aircraft, forcing it to overshoot.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • balk — baulk, balk 1. pronunciation. It should be pronounced bawlk (with l). 2. spelling. The usual BrE spelling is baulk, although balk is more common in AmE. The primary use is as a verb meaning (1) followed by at: ‘to hesitate, refuse to go on’, as… …   Modern English usage

  • baulk — baulk, balk 1. pronunciation. It should be pronounced bawlk (with l). 2. spelling. The usual BrE spelling is baulk, although balk is more common in AmE. The primary use is as a verb meaning (1) followed by at: ‘to hesitate, refuse to go on’, as… …   Modern English usage

  • Balk (disambiguation) — Balk has many uses, such as:* Something left untouched, from in the Scots term bauk ; this led to the word s current meaning a hindrance or check. From this, some uses developed: ** A balk is an illegal action in baseball. ** A horse is said to… …   Wikipedia

  • balk´ing|ly — balk «bk», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to stop short and stubbornly refuse to go on: »My horse balked at the fence. SYNONYM(S): jib, shy. 2. to hesitate or stop (at); avoid; not do: »He balks at every disturbance and never finishes his work …   Useful english dictionary

  • balk´er — balk «bk», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to stop short and stubbornly refuse to go on: »My horse balked at the fence. SYNONYM(S): jib, shy. 2. to hesitate or stop (at); avoid; not do: »He balks at every disturbance and never finishes his work …   Useful english dictionary

  • balk — also baulk BrE [bo:k, bo:lk US bo:k, bo:lk] v [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: balk raised area that gets in the way of forward movement (15 21 centuries), from Old English balca pile of things on the ground ] 1.) to not want to do or try something,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • baulk — alternative spelling of BALK (Cf. balk), especially in billiards, in reference to a bad shot …   Etymology dictionary

  • baulk — (chiefly US also balk) ► VERB 1) (baulk at) hesitate to accept (an idea). 2) thwart or hinder (a plan or person). 3) (of a horse) refuse to go on. ► NOUN ▪ a roughly squared timber beam. ORIGIN originally …   English terms dictionary

  • baulk — [bo:k, bo:lk US bo:k, bo:lk] a British spelling of ↑balk …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • baulk — [ bɔk ] another spelling of balk …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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