Definition of Ballasting

1. n. That which is used for steadying anything; ballast.



Definition of Ballasting

1. Verb. (present participle of ballast) ¹

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Definition of Ballasting

1. ballast [v] - See also: ballast

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ballasting

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ballants
ballarag
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ballast resistor
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ballast tank
ballast tanks
ballastage
ballastages
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ballasters
ballasting (current term)
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ballbreakers
ballbuster
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ballcap

Literary usage of Ballasting

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1. Annual Report by New York and Erie Railroad Company (1853)
"The ballasting has been well done, on three hundred and thirty-eight miles of the first, and one hundred and thirty-nine miles of the second track. ..."

2. Handbook of Cost Data for Contractors and Engineers: A Reference Book Giving by Halbert Powers Gillette (1905)
"Cost of Gravel ballasting Single Track.—About 31 miles of single track ... Cost of ballasting, Using Dump Cars.—The Good win steel car is largely used by ..."

3. Know Your Own Ship: A Simple Explanation of the Stability, Trim by Thomas Walton (1899)
"ballasting—Tho number of losses and disasters happening annually, not only to old, but often to fine ... Before ballasting can be intelligently carried out ..."

4. Manual of the American Railway Engineering Association by American Railway Engineering Association (1921)
""ballasting BY CONTRACT. The consensus of opinion is strongly against ... Advocates of ballasting by contract do so largely as an emergency measure because ..."

5. Maintenance of Way and Structures by William Clyde Willard (1915)
"ballasting.—It is the practice of most railways to raise or lift a ballasted ... While ballasting is progressing the length of open track prepared for the ..."

6. Maritime Notes and Queries: A Record of Shipping Law and Usage (1883)
"ballasting. Sic,—I have been at this Port for 35 days, and laid 14 day* outside of ... (See Letters on ballasting, in Volumes 1. and IL Maritim* Nota and ..."

7. Lectures: Light and Temporary Railways, and Temporary Expedients in (1881)
"ballasting. Stations. Wnter for engines. for the metre gange lines of India. ... ballasting is often neglected ; it is one of the last things to be done, ..."

8. The Intercolonial: A Historical Sketch of the Inception, Location by Sandford Fleming (1876)
"The exigencies of climate were also held to be paramount, calling for a perfect system of drainage, and ballasting, to assure a good and durable road-bed. ..."

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