Balker \Balk"er\, n. [See 2d {Balk}.] One who, or that which, balks. [1913 Webster]

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  • Balker — Balk er, n. [See last {Balk}.] A person who stands on a rock or eminence to espy the shoals of herring, etc., and to give notice to the men in boats which way they pass; a conder; a huer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • balker — bàlker m DEFINICIJA pom. brod za prijevoz rasutog tereta ETIMOLOGIJA engl. bulk carrier …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • balker — noun see balk II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • balker — huer (formerly a sentry on a high cliff, pointing out pilchard schools (reputedly by waving a small bush) in Cornwall to seine netters. Also called conder, herring caller) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • balker — See balk. * * * …   Universalium

  • balker — n. hesitater, waverer; one who refuses to move forward …   English contemporary dictionary

  • balker — noun a person who refuses to comply • Syn: ↑baulker, ↑noncompliant • Derivationally related forms: ↑baulk (for: ↑baulker), ↑balk • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • baulker — balker …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • balk — balker, n. balkingly, adv. /bawk/, v.i. 1. to stop, as at an obstacle, and refuse to proceed or to do something specified (usually fol. by at): He balked at making the speech. 2. (of a horse, mule, etc.) to stop short and stubbornly refuse to go… …   Universalium

  • Conder — Cond er, n. [From {Cond}.] One who watches shoals of fish; a balker. See {Balker}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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