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balk line

also balk·line  (bôk′līn′)
n.
A line parallel to one end of a billiard table, from behind which opening shots with the cue ball are made.
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balk•line

(ˈbɔkˌlaɪn)

n.
a straight line drawn across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed in beginning a game.
[1830–40]
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Noun1.balkline - line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a gamebalkline - line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game
line - in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
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