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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A testicle.
  • noun Foolish talk; nonsense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun one of the two male reproductive glands; a testis; -- usually spelled ballock, and usually used in the plural.
  • noun a pulley-block at the head of a topmast.

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  • noun UK, vulgar A testicle.
  • verb UK, transitive, vulgar, slang To reprimand severely and grossly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens
  • noun a pulley-block at the head of a topmast

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English ballok, from Old English beallucas, testicles; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Old English beallucas "testicles", from a Proto-Germanic root *ball-, from Proto-Indo-European *bhel- "to inflate, swell"

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