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ballast

Ballast is a 7 letter word which starts with the letter B and ends with the letter T for which we found 5 definitions.

Definition
(a.) Any heavy substance as stone iron etc. put into the hold to sink a vessel in the water to such a depth as to prevent capsizing.
(a.) Any heavy matter put into the car of a balloon to give it steadiness.
(a.) Gravel broken stone etc. laid in the bed of a railroad to make it firm and solid.
(a.) The larger solids as broken stone or gravel used in making concrete.
(a.) Fig.: That which gives or helps to maintain uprightness steadiness and security.

Syllable Information

The word ballast is a 7 letter word that has 2 syllable 's . The syllable division for ballast is: bal-last



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