Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- ballow An epithet of uncertain meaning, in the following passage: the apparent etymology suggests ‘round,’ ‘pot-bellied.’
- n ballow Nautical, deep water inside a shoal or bar.
- n ballow A word used only by Shakspere in the passage cited, in the folio of 1623, where the quarto editions have battero and bat; it is, like battero, apparently a misprint for batton, battoon, or battoun, a stick, cudgel. See batton, batoon, baton, and bat.