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ballast
American English: /ˈbæləst/
British English: /ˈbaləst/

Translation of ballast in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • 1.1 (Aviation, Nautical)
    Example sentences
    • Many ships discharge their ballast and bilge during loading and unloading because many Black Sea ports lack reception facilities.
    • The bilges are firm and ballast is low which makes for a stiff boat that stands up well to a blow.
    • The shells could have been brought back as ballast on ships or collected by sailors or travelers for their wives, daughters, or friends.
    Example sentences
    • It is obvious that the ‘cancer’ shields were actually invented to add weight to phones in order that they would be more effective when used as ballast in hot air balloons.
    • Either he carries more ballast, or his glider/harness has less drag than the ATOS C with me or Johann on it.
    • It's almost twice as heavy as lead, so it's great for armour plating, radiation shielding, ballast in missiles and aircraft counterweights.
    1.2 (counterbalance) 1.3 (for road, railroad bed)
    Example sentences
    • Some 97,000 tonnes of stone were transported in and 10,000 tonnes of ballast laid along the track bed.
    • The area developed with the founding of the town of Katoomba in the 1860s to supply quarried ballast to the railways.
    • They are also used, to a more limited extent, for railway ballast.
    Example sentences
    • To transfer the weight of the ballast and the box girder to the longitudinal central beam that anchors the stays, vertical posttensioning has been provided in the fin walls.
    • As well, Mr. MacAdam confirms that he advised the plaintiffs to engage a roofing consultant to give an opinion on the adequacy of the roof flashings and the roofing ballast.
    • It was built from a combination of heavyweight concrete and steel ballast to develop the required weight.

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