balker definition

  • noun:
    • somebody who stands on a rock or eminence to see or watch shoals of herring, etc., and to give notice to the guys in boats which way they pass.
    • One who, or what, balks.
    • an individual who appears on a rock or eminence to espy the shoals of herring, etc., and to provide notice into the guys in ships which means they go; a conder; a huer.
    • One who balks, in almost any feeling of the verb.
    • a person stationed on a cliff or an eminence to watch out for shoals of herrings or pilchards, and signal the direction taken by all of them.
    • a person who does not want to comply

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