What does balker mean?

balker meaning in General Dictionary

somebody who stands on a stone or eminence to espy the shoals of herring an such like and to provide notice into the men in ships which method they go a conder a huer

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  • One who or that which balks
  • someone who will not comply
  • a person who, or that which balks.
  • someone who appears on a rock or eminence to espy the shoals of herring, etc., and give notice to the males in boats which method they go; a conder; a huer.

balker meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Person who, or what balks.

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  • (n.) An individual who stands on a rock or eminence to espy the shoals of herring, etc., and give notice into the guys in ships which method they go; a conder; a huer.