- the ball a player strikes with the cue, as distinguished from the other balls on the table.
Origin of cue ball
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Examples from the Web for cue ball
Somebody is liable to take your head off and use it for a cue-ball.Skyrider
B. M. Bower
Jacqueline had the cue-ball; it lay on the cloth in front of her, and her slim right hand covered it.The Business of Life
Robert W. Chambers
The second is where the cue-ball, while at rest, is in contact with another ball.
Where the cue-ball, resting on the edge of a pocket, drops into it before the striker has time to play.
We will suppose the cue-ball to be in hand, and the player desirous of securing a good “break.”
- billiards snooker the ball struck by the cue, as distinguished from the object balls
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