balo-ug 1n A cross piece tied across the width to reinforce a raft or to attach the outriggers to a boat. Ko balutu, darua ka balo-ugan ka oghikotan to katig. For a raft, there are two cross pieces which are tied to the outriggers. [For a raft, number of cross pieces depends on length of raft.] 2v To tie cross pieces to a boat or raft. Ka otow no oghimu to gakit, ogkuò to kayu no ogbalo-ugan din no oghikotan to iggu-os. The person who makes a raft, gets a [piece of] wood with which to make a cross pieces which is tied on with that which is used for binding. 2.1v To reinforce, especially with cross pieces. Ko ogbalo-uganan, sikan ka ighiroson to gakit. If one reinforces with a cross piece, that is what strengthens the raft. [as a raft or a boat but rope can be used instead.] 2.2v To use something as a means of reinforcing a boat or raft. Du-on iam no igbalo-ugan noy. We have a new means of reinforcing [a raft].