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eight ball

noun

Simple Definition of eight ball

  • : a black ball that is numbered 8 in the game of pool

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of eight ball

  1. 1 :  a black pool ball numbered 8

  2. 2 :  misfit

behind the eight ball

  1. :  in a highly disadvantageous position

1932

First Known Use of eight ball

1932


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