Balken

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German balko, balcho, from Proto-Germanic *balkô. Compare English balk.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbalkən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Bal‧ken

Noun[edit]

Balken m (genitive Balkens, plural Balken)

  1. beam, crossbeam
    Das Dach wird von vier Balken gestützt.
    The roof is supported by four beams.
  2. bar (long, narrow drawn or printed rectangle, cuboid or cylinder, especially as used in a bar code or a bar chart; informal unit of measure of signal strength for a wireless device such as a cell phone)
    Ich habe noch vier Balken Akku.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. (music) beam (horizontal bar which connects the stems of two or more notes to group them and to indicate metric value)
  4. (heraldry) fess

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