Rafter vs Balk - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between rafter and balk
is that rafter
is one of a series of sloped beams that extend from the ridge or hip to the downslope perimeter or eave, designed to support the roof deck and its associated loads or rafter
can be a raftsman while balk
is ridge, an unplowed strip of land.
As verbs the difference between rafter and balk
is that rafter
is to make (timber, etc) into rafters while balk
is (archaic) to pass over or by or balk
can be to indicate to fishermen, by shouts or signals from shore, the direction taken by the shoals of herring.
Old English . Cognate with "raft".
One of a series of sloped beams that extend from the ridge or hip to the downslope perimeter or eave, designed to support the roof deck and its associated loads.
flock of turkeys
- the pigeons fluttered up to the rafters ,
To make (timber, etc.) into rafters.
To furnish (a building) with rafters.
(UK, agriculture) To plough so as to turn the grass side of each furrow upon an unploughed ridge; to ridge.
From (etyl) balke, (etyl) balca, either from or influenced by (etyl) .
ridge, an unplowed strip of land
A hindrance or disappointment; a check.
- Bad ploughmen made balks of such ground.
A sudden and obstinate stop; a failure.
(sports) deceptive motion; feint
# (baseball) an illegal motion by the pitcher, intended to deceive a runner
# (badminton) motion used to deceive an opponent during a serve
- a balk to the confidence of the bold undertaker
(archaic) To pass over or by.
To omit, miss, or overlook by chance.
(obsolete) To miss intentionally; to avoid; to shun; to refuse; to let go by; to shirk.
* Bishop Hall
- By reason of the contagion then in London, we balked the nns.
- Sick he is, and keeps his bed, and balks his meat.
To stop, check, block.
To stop short and refuse to go on.
- Nor doth he any creature balk , / But lays on all he meeteth.
To refuse suddenly.
To disappoint; to frustrate; to foil; to baffle; to thwart.
- The horse balked .
- to balk expectation
To engage in contradiction; to be in opposition.
- They shall not balk my entrance.
To leave or make balks in.
- In strifeful terms with him to balk .
To leave heaped up; to heap up in piles.
- Ten thousand bold Scots, two and twenty knights, / Balk'd in their own blood did Sir Walter see.
Probably from (etyl) .
To indicate to fishermen, by shouts or signals from shore, the direction taken by the shoals of herring.