cue ball


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

Examples of cue ball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Essentially, the idea is to shoot the cue ball into the object ball and make the cue ball replace where the object was. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 May 2024 Lookin like a cue ball and took that beautiful mullet away from us. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 12 Aug. 2023 Images of Io’s next-door neighbor, Europa, revealed another utterly unexpected landscape: smooth as a cue ball and nearly as white, except for a network of thin, faint brownish fractures. Corey S Powell, Discover Magazine, 24 Feb. 2016 The outlier is a cue ball signed by pool hustler Minnesota Fats. John Sandman, WSJ, 30 Nov. 2022 The whole set comes with a cue ball, 15 regulation balls, a ball rack, two cue sticks, 2 pieces of cue chalk and a felt brush. Kelley Rebori, Popular Mechanics, 20 Sep. 2022 Without sweat to help his grip, Scherzer said the baseball felt like a cue ball in his hand. New York Times, 20 Apr. 2022 And what about the initial velocity of the cue ball? Rhett Allain, Wired, 17 Dec. 2021 Inside the car’s purposeful cockpit is a manual stick shift, topped with a traditional black cue ball on a chrome shaft, diligently clunked through a heavy slotted five-speed gate with Reverse located at the top left. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 5 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cue ball was in 1881

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“Cue ball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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cue ball

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