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object ball

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noun Billiards, Pool.
  1. the first ball struck by the cue ball in making a carom.Compare carom ball.
  2. a ball to be struck by the cue ball; any ball except the cue ball.
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Origin of object ball

First recorded in 1855–60
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object ball

noun
  1. billiards snooker any ball except the cue ball, esp one which the striker aims to hit with the cue ball
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