Words Like BALLAST
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14 Alternative Words Similar to ballast
10 definitions of ballast
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.
Any heavy matter put into the car of a balloon to give it steadiness.
Gravel, broken stone, etc., laid in the bed of a railroad to make it firm and solid.
The larger solids, as broken stone or gravel, used in making concrete.
Fig.: That which gives, or helps to maintain, uprightness, steadiness, and security.
To steady, as a vessel, by putting heavy substances in the hold.
To fill in, as the bed of a railroad, with gravel, stone, etc., in order to make it firm and solid.
To keep steady; to steady, morally.
any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship
an attribute that tends to give stability in character and morals; something that steadies the mind or feelings