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.
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How to use object ball in a sentence
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.
It is used for the same purpose as the division of the object ball, and accomplishes the same object.
Here are a few examples of the effect of dividing the object ball.
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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