object ball
noun Date: 1856 the ball first struck by the cue ball in pool or billiards; also a ball hit by the cue ball

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  • object ball — n. Billiards Pool any ball other than the cue ball …   English World dictionary

  • object ball — Billiards, Pool. 1. the first ball struck by the cue ball in making a carom. Cf. carom ball. 2. a ball to be struck by the cue ball; any ball except the cue ball. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • object ball — ob′ject ball n. 1) gam the first ball struck by the cue ball in making a carom in billiards or pool 2) gam a ball to be struck by the cue ball; any ball except the cue ball • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • object ball — /ˈɒbdʒɛkt bɔl/ (say objekt bawl) noun (in billiards, etc.) any ball except the cue ball, especially the ball which the striker aims to hit with the cue ball …   Australian English dictionary

  • object ball — noun the billiard ball that is intended to be the first ball struck by the cue ball • Hypernyms: ↑billiard ball …   Useful english dictionary

  • object ball — noun The ball which the cue ball is intended to hit …   Wiktionary

  • object ball — noun Billiards & Snooker the ball at which a player aims the cue ball …   English new terms dictionary

  • object — n. & v. n. 1 a material thing that can be seen or touched. 2 (foll. by of) a person or thing to which action or feeling is directed (the object of attention; the object of our study). 3 a thing sought or aimed at; a purpose. 4 Gram. a noun or its …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ball lightning — is an atmospheric electrical phenomenon, the physical nature of which is still controversial. The term refers to reports of luminous, usually spherical objects which vary from pea sized to several meters in diameter. It is sometimes associated… …   Wikipedia

  • ball — ball1 [bôl] n. [ME bal < OE * beallu < IE base * bhel , to swell > BOWL1, BLADDER, ON bǫllr, OHG balla, Gr phallos, L follis & flare] 1. any round, or spherical, object; sphere; globe 2. a planet or star, esp. the earth …   English World dictionary

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