(British also baulky)
adjective (balkier, balkiest)chiefly US
Reluctant; uncooperative: he was trying to get his balky horse to move
More example sentences
- The biggest obstacle that could keep Hernandez from finishing strong is a balky knee.
- Unless these conditions were complied with, gravity served no better than a balky horse - it would not work at all…
- Even the dean hollered ‘Rana’ when his machine was balky.
Definition of balky in:
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