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Definition of: ballast

(baləst) noun
1. Any heavy substance, as sand, stone, etc., laid in the hold of a vessel or in the car of a balloon to steady it.
2. Gravel or broken stone laid down as a stabilizer for a railroad bed.
3. That which gives stability to character, morality, etc.
v.t.

1. To provide or fill with ballast.
2. To steady with or as if with ballast; stabilize.
3. Obs. To weigh down. [<O Dan. barlast <bar bare, mere + last load]

Most often used phrases:

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electronic ballast
ballast tractor
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electrical ballast
ballast tamper
ballast poles

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"ballast" has the frequency of use of 0.0002% on en.wikipedia.org.

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