cue ball
noun Date: 1881 the ball a player strikes with the cue in billiards and pool

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cue ball — n the ball which a player hits with the cue in a game such as ↑billiards …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cue ball — cue ,ball noun count the white ball that you hit with the cue in games such as SNOOKER and POOL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cue ball — cue′ ball n. gam (in billiards or pool) the usu. white ball a player strikes with the cue, as distinguished from the object balls • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • cue ball — n. the white or yellowish ball that a player strikes with the tip of the cue in billiards or pool …   English World dictionary

  • cue ball — noun the ball that the billiard player or pool player strikes with his cue • Hypernyms: ↑billiard ball * * * noun Etymology: cue (IV) 1. : the ball that a player strikes with his cue in billiards and pool as distinguished from any of the other… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cue ball — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cue ball : singular cue ball plural cue balls the white ball that you hit with the cue in games such as snooker and pool …   English dictionary

  • cue ball — ball that is hit by the cue stick in Billiards (as opposed to the other balls on the table) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cue ball — Billiards, Pool. the ball a player strikes with the cue, as distinguished from the other balls on the table. [1880 85; CUE2 + BALL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • cue ball — noun a) The white ball which, struck by the cue, collides with the other balls to achieve the object of the particular game. b) a bald person Syn: white, baldy …   Wiktionary

  • cue ball — noun the ball, usually a white one, that is to be struck with the cue in snooker, billiards, etc …   English new terms dictionary

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