- the first ball struck by the cue ball in making a carom.Compare carom ball.
- a ball to be struck by the cue ball; any ball except the cue ball.
Origin of object ball
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for object ball
The side-stroke is made by striking the object-ball on the side with the point of the cue.
A number of similar strokes could thus be made before the object-ball was out of position.
If the striker's ball is holed he plays from baulk; if an object-ball, it is spotted as at the beginning of the game.
- billiards snooker any ball except the cue ball, esp one which the striker aims to hit with the cue ball
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