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Ballast vs. Ignitor

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Ballastnoun

(nautical) Heavy material that is placed in the hold of a ship (or in the gondola of a balloon), to provide stability.

Ignitornoun

alternative spelling of igniter

Ballastnoun

(figuratively) Anything that steadies emotion or the mind.

Ignitornoun

One who, or that which, produces ignition; especially, a contrivance for igniting the powder in a torpedo or the like.

Ballastnoun

Coarse gravel or similar material laid to form a bed for roads or railroads, or in making concrete.

Ignitornoun

a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire

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Ballastnoun

(construction) 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.

Ignitornoun

a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires;

β€˜do you have a light?’;

Ballastnoun

device used for stabilizing current in an electric circuit (e.g. in a tube lamp supply circuit)

Ballastnoun

(figurative) That which gives, or helps to maintain, uprightness, steadiness, and security.

Ballastverb

To stabilize or load a ship with ballast.

Ballastverb

To lay ballast on the bed of a railroad track.

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Ballastnoun

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.

Ballastnoun

Any heavy matter put into the car of a balloon to give it steadiness.

Ballastnoun

Gravel, broken stone, etc., laid in the bed of a railroad to make it firm and solid.

Ballastnoun

The larger solids, as broken stone or gravel, used in making concrete.

Ballastnoun

Fig.: That which gives, or helps to maintain, uprightness, steadiness, and security.

β€˜It [piety] is the right ballast of prosperity.’;

Ballastverb

To steady, as a vessel, by putting heavy substances in the hold.

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Ballastverb

To fill in, as the bed of a railroad, with gravel, stone, etc., in order to make it firm and solid.

Ballastverb

To keep steady; to steady, morally.

β€˜'T is charity must ballast the heart.’;

Ballastnoun

any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship

Ballastnoun

coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads

Ballastnoun

an attribute that tends to give stability in character and morals; something that steadies the mind or feelings

Ballastnoun

a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)

Ballastnoun

an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps

Ballastverb

make steady with a ballast

Ballast

Ballast is material that is used to provide stability to a vehicle or structure. Ballast, other than cargo, may be placed in a vehicle, often a ship or the gondola of a balloon or airship, to provide stability.

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