American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The white ball that is propelled with the cue in billiards and pool.
- n. snooker, pool, billiards The white ball which, struck by the cue, collides with the other balls to achieve the object of the particular game.
- n. pejorative a bald person
- n. the ball that the billiard player or pool player strikes with his cue
“Finally, in regards to the term snookered, in the billiard world this term is used to describe a situation when a shooter finds the cue ball in a position from which he cannot make a direct hit on the intended object ball; he is snookered, not deceived, just blocked from a direct route to make a legal shot.”
“When he shot, the cue ball curved off his stick, describing a C-shaped curve, and sunk the six ball in the opposite corner.”
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