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billiard ball

  1. one of the balls used in the game of billiards.
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Origin of billiard ball

First recorded in 1630–40
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Historical Examples of billiard ball

  • The impulse of one billiard-ball is attended with motion in the second.

    An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

    David Hume

  • The billiard-ball, that strikes another, determines its movement by impelling.

    Creative Evolution

    Henri Bergson

  • The hands should rebound from the chest like a billiard-ball from a cushion.


    W. B. Woodgate

  • Here is a real and living world, and you roll through it like a billiard-ball.


    Henry Sydnor Harrison

  • If I see a billiard-ball moving towards another, on a smooth table, I can easily conceive it to stop upon contact.