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object ball

noun, Billiards, Pool.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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object ball

(billiards, snooker) any ball except the cue ball, esp one which the striker aims to hit with the cue ball
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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