Meaning of BALLAST in English

BALLAST

noun

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I bought nine fluorescent light fixtures-bulbs, ballast , and wire.

Many nights my bunk was blanketed by blueprints as I worked my way through the schematics of the variable ballast system.

The flooding followed a 10-15 o list to port, due to water pouring into the forward ballast tanks.

The reactions and thrust of each deck is taken on elastomeric bearings and by ballast walls.

They got the ballast out and loaded it into skips and the loco brought it along the line to the plant.

With ballast weights at each blade tip, the whirling rotor system had tremendous inertia.

Yet when he spoke of himself, his gaze frequently wandered, as though in search of visual ballast .

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