What does the word baulk mean?

Usage examples for baulk

  1. Roy Lovenant- Smith was returning with a baulk of old wood over his shoulder. – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  2. I saw her design, but I determined to baulk her. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  3. There was a heavy baulk of timber lying near the door, with rope- handles knotted into holes bored through it at intervals. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy