object ball

ob·​ject ball | \ ˈäb-jik(t)- How to pronounce object ball (audio) , -(ˌ)jek(t)- \

Definition of object ball

: the ball first struck by the cue ball in pool or billiards also : a ball hit by the cue ball

Examples of object ball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These are played on a pocketless table with three balls — two cue balls and one object ball. John Torsiello, courant.com, 13 Nov. 2019 When a sliding cue ball makes contact with an object ball, the two will always separate at an angle of 90 degrees. Popular Mechanics, 5 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of object ball

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Object ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/object%20ball. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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