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
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for object ball
Historical Examples of 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.
British Dictionary definitions for object ball
billiards snooker any ball except the cue ball, esp one which the striker aims to hit with the cue ball
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