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n. - Any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship; An electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps..

Usage examples (41)
  • A man must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life
  • Actually, in one definition, ballast is material which will:
  • It would seem as if this merchantman in ballast was taken and destroyed by a
  • Update: A commenter quotes one of the definitions for ballast from the Oxford English Dictionary as: 3. for more
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