- Rhymes: -ɔːkə(ɹ)
balker (plural balkers)
- One who, or that which balks.
- A person who stands on a rock or eminence to observe shoals of herring, etc., and to give notice to the men in boats which way they pass.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for balker in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)