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Ballast
Ballast Bal"last, n. [D. ballast; akin to Dan. baglast, ballast, OSw. barlast, Sw. ballast. The first part is perh. the same word as E. bare, adj.; the second is last a burden, and hence the meaning a bare, or mere, load. See Bare, a., and Last load.] 1. (Naut.) Any heavy substance, as stone, iron, etc., put into the hold to sink a vessel in the water to such a depth as to prevent capsizing. 2. Any heavy matter put into the car of a balloon to give it steadiness. 3. Gravel, broken stone, etc., laid in the bed of a railroad to make it firm and solid. 4. The larger solids, as broken stone or gravel, used in making concrete. 5. Fig.: That which gives, or helps to maintain, uprightness, steadiness, and security. It [piety] is the right ballast of prosperity. --Barrow. Ballast engine, a steam engine used in excavating and for digging and raising stones and gravel for ballast. Ship in ballast, a ship carring only ballast.
Ballast engine
Ballast Bal"last, n. [D. ballast; akin to Dan. baglast, ballast, OSw. barlast, Sw. ballast. The first part is perh. the same word as E. bare, adj.; the second is last a burden, and hence the meaning a bare, or mere, load. See Bare, a., and Last load.] 1. (Naut.) Any heavy substance, as stone, iron, etc., put into the hold to sink a vessel in the water to such a depth as to prevent capsizing. 2. Any heavy matter put into the car of a balloon to give it steadiness. 3. Gravel, broken stone, etc., laid in the bed of a railroad to make it firm and solid. 4. The larger solids, as broken stone or gravel, used in making concrete. 5. Fig.: That which gives, or helps to maintain, uprightness, steadiness, and security. It [piety] is the right ballast of prosperity. --Barrow. Ballast engine, a steam engine used in excavating and for digging and raising stones and gravel for ballast. Ship in ballast, a ship carring only ballast.
Ballastage
Ballastage Bal"last*age, n. (Law) A toll paid for the privilege of taking up ballast in a port or harbor.
Ballasting
Ballasting Bal"last*ing, n. That which is used for steadying anything; ballast.
In ballast trim
Trim Trim, n. 1. Dress; gear; ornaments. Seeing him just pass the window in his woodland trim. --Sir W. Scott. 2. Order; disposition; condition; as, to be in good trim. `` The trim of an encounter.' --Chapman. 3. The state of a ship or her cargo, ballast, masts, etc., by which she is well prepared for sailing. 4. (Arch) The lighter woodwork in the interior of a building; especially, that used around openings, generally in the form of a molded architrave, to protect the plastering at those points. In ballast trim (Naut.), having only ballast on board. --R. H. Dana, Jr. Trim of the masts (Naut.), their position in regard to the ship and to each other, as near or distant, far forward or much aft, erect or raking. Trim of sails (Naut.), that adjustment, with reference to the wind, witch is best adapted to impel the ship forward.
Shifting ballast
Shifting Shift"ing, a. 1. Changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or principles. 2. Adapted or used for shifting anything. Shifting backstays (Naut.), temporary stays that have to be let go whenever the vessel tacks or jibes. Shifting ballast, ballast which may be moved from one side of a vessel to another as safety requires. Shifting center. See Metacenter. Shifting locomotive. See Switching engine, under Switch.
Ship in ballast
Ballast Bal"last, n. [D. ballast; akin to Dan. baglast, ballast, OSw. barlast, Sw. ballast. The first part is perh. the same word as E. bare, adj.; the second is last a burden, and hence the meaning a bare, or mere, load. See Bare, a., and Last load.] 1. (Naut.) Any heavy substance, as stone, iron, etc., put into the hold to sink a vessel in the water to such a depth as to prevent capsizing. 2. Any heavy matter put into the car of a balloon to give it steadiness. 3. Gravel, broken stone, etc., laid in the bed of a railroad to make it firm and solid. 4. The larger solids, as broken stone or gravel, used in making concrete. 5. Fig.: That which gives, or helps to maintain, uprightness, steadiness, and security. It [piety] is the right ballast of prosperity. --Barrow. Ballast engine, a steam engine used in excavating and for digging and raising stones and gravel for ballast. Ship in ballast, a ship carring only ballast.
To freshen ballast
2. To refresh; to revive. [Obs.] --Spenser. 3. (Naut.) To relieve, as a rope, by change of place where friction wears it; or to renew, as the material used to prevent chafing; as, to freshen a hawse. -- Totten. To freshen ballast (Naut.), to shift Or restore it. To freshen the hawse, to pay out a little more cable, so as to bring the chafe on another part. To freshen the way, to increase the speed of a vessel. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
Unballast
Unballast Un*bal"last, v. t. [1st pref. un- + ballast.] To free from ballast; to discharge ballast from. --Totten.
Unballast
Unballast Un*bal"last, a. Not ballasted. [Obs. & R.] --Addison.
Unballasted
Unballasted Un*bal"last*ed, a. 1. [Properly p. p. unballast.] Freed from ballast; having discharged ballast. 2. [Pref. un- not + ballasted.] Not furnished with ballast; not kept steady by ballast; unsteady; as, unballasted vessels; unballasted wits. Unballasted by any sufficient weight of plan. --De Quincey.

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- Mark Alexander Ballas Sr. (born December 25, 1960), known as Corky Ballas, is a retired competitive ballroom dancer of Gr****, Mexican and Spanish descent...
- father of ballroom dancer, Corky Ballas, and grandfather of professional dancer Mark Ballas of Dancing with the Stars. Ballas was born in Ruston, Louisiana...
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- Florian Ballas (born January 8, 1993) is a German footballer who plays for Dynamo Dresden. In the summer of 2013, Ballas joined Hannover 96 from 1. FC...
- Deir el-Ballas is an archaeological site in Upper Egypt. It was the location of a royal palace and administration center occupied by rulers of the Seventeenth...
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