eight ball
noun Date: 1932 1. a black pool ball numbered 8 2. misfit

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • eight ball — ☆ eight ball n. Pool 1. a black ball with the number eight on it 2. a form of pool in which a player who inadvertently pockets the eight ball before pocketing all of his or her balls immediately loses the game: also written 8 ball or eight ball… …   Universalium

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  • eight ball — ☆ eight ball n. Pool 1. a black ball with the number eight on it 2. a form of pool in which a player who inadvertently pockets the eight ball before pocketing all of his or her balls immediately loses the game: also written 8 ball or eight ball… …   English World dictionary

  • Eight-ball — est un super vilain appartenant à l univers de Marvel Comics. Il a été créé par Bob Budiansky et Bret Blevins dans Sleepwalker #1 (Juin 1991). Origine Jeff Hagees était un ingénieur spécialisé dans l armement et les systèmes de missiles. Pour… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • eight-ball — 1. noun a) A pocket billiards (pool) game played with sixteen balls (a cue ball and fifteen object balls) on a pool table with six pockets. b) A billiard ball bearing the number eight. 2. verb To pot all ones colour balls and then the black ball… …   Wiktionary

  • eight ball — /ˈeɪt bɔl/ (say ayt bawl) phrase behind the eight ball, Colloquial in an awkward or disadvantageous position. {from the game of eight ball, a form of pool2 (def. 8) …   Australian English dictionary

  • eight ball — noun N. Amer. a variety of the game of pool. Phrases behind the eight ball informal at a disadvantage …   English new terms dictionary

  • eight ball — noun a black pool ball bearing the number 8; should be the last to go in certain pool games • Hypernyms: ↑pool ball …   Useful english dictionary

  • eight ball — A name commonly given to a flight attitude indicator …   Aviation dictionary

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