how to pronounce ballast


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meanings of ballast


  1. Coarse gravel or similar material laid to form a bed for roads or railroads, or in making concrete.
  2. A material, such as aggregate or precast concrete pavers, which employs its mass and the force of gravity to hold single-ply roof membranes in place.
  3. That which gives, or helps to maintain, uprightness, steadiness, and security.
  4. Device used for stabilizing current in an electric circuit (e.g. in a tube lamp supply circuit).
  5. Heavy material that is placed in the hold of a ship (or in the gondola of a balloon), to provide stability.
  6. Anything that steadies emotion or the mind.


  1. To stabilize or load a ship with ballast.
  2. To lay ballast on the bed of a railroad track.