Noun(1) any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship(2) coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads(3) an attribute that tends to give stability in character and morals; something that steadies the mind or feelings(4) a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations(5) an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps
Verb(1) make steady with a ballast
(1) It's almost twice as heavy as lead, so it's great for armour plating, radiation shielding, ballast in missiles and aircraft counterweights.(2) Too much of this ballast , and the ship will wallow in the river, endangering the crew and more importantly the cargo if the ship were to capsize.(3) It seems like smaller gliders would be preferable and then I wouldn't have to carry the ballast .(4) However, later on, we were a bit relieved to find heaps of ballast and sand by the roadside.(5) ballast resistors(6) a forty kilo sandbag was used as ballast(7) All that is required is that the fixture's ballast be replaced with one that is compatible with the new lamps.(8) Salmon reproduction was also hampered by the removal of spawning gravel from the streams in the 1950's, which was used for road surfacing or ballast .(9) Fortunately, the discussion of ballast , glider, and pilot weight, including wing span, has happened before.(10) The increased sail area and the raised center of effort required nearly 1,000 more pounds of ballast .(11) the hull had insufficient ballast(12) The Groattie Hoose, also known as Gow's Folly, was built in 1730 using ballast from Pirate Gow's ship, the Revenge.(13) a thick layer of railway ballast(14) The main reason why the ship had sunk is presumed to be that it was poorly designed, highly overloaded with ballast and heavy armaments.(15) I longed to tell her that dreams can lose their buoyancy, like a gas balloon weighted with too much ballast , sandbagged by too many years.(16) Shipowners are very conscious of the problems that a ship's ballast brings with it.
(1) ballast tank :: tank zokulinganisa
1. stabilizer ::
2. counterbalance ::
3. counterweight ::
Different Formsballast, ballasted, ballasting, ballasts
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