cue ball


Definition of cue ball

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

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Hence, any pool player whose cue ball or target ball is behind the eight ball is in the perilous position of having to sink another ball without colliding with or even nicking the eight. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Language insights into the games that people play," 22 June 2019 In recreation rooms, some boys watched a soccer match on TV; some took part in a tai chi class; others played pool or foosball (in one case with a cue ball). Bob Ortega, CNN, "What it's like inside the former superstore in Texas where the US is holding 1,400 immigrant children," 14 June 2018 The fuel cap has a Bullitt logo and the gear shifter has a cue ball top, just like the car in the movie. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "2019 Mustang Bullitt sells for $300K at McQueen charity auction," 22 Jan. 2018 The all-new Mustang Bullitt is equipped with manual transmission, and the gear shifter features a white cue ball shift knob as a nod to the original. Phoebe Wall Howard, USA TODAY, "Ford launches a new 'Bullitt' Mustang -- and finds the original," 14 Jan. 2018 The all-new Mustang Bullitt is equipped with manual transmission, and the gear shifter features a white cue ball shift knob as a nod to the original. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Ford shows off 2019 Mustang Bullitt, finds original 1968 Fastback at Detroit auto show," 14 Jan. 2018 When a sliding cue ball makes contact with an object ball, the two will always separate at an angle of 90 degrees. Popular Mechanics, "33 Things We've Learned Over the Years," 5 Jan. 2018 The vehicle will come equipped with a manual transmission and a gear shifter that features a white cue ball shift knob in a nod to the original. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, "Here's When Ford Will Release Its Limited Edition Mustang Bullitt," 15 Jan. 2018 The special-edition model is set to debut this summer and comes with a manual transmission which has a white cue ball shift knob, just like the in the movie. William Axford, Houston Chronicle, "Ford unveils 2019 Mustang Bullitt, inspired by Steve McQueen film," 15 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of cue ball

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cue ball was in 1881

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English Language Learners Definition of cue ball

: the white ball that a player hits with the cue in pool, billiards, and snooker

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