- n. A pocket billiards (pool) game played with sixteen balls (a cue ball and fifteen object balls) on a pool table with six pockets.
- n. The billards ball, almost always black, bearing the number eight.
- n. slang A portion of cocaine or methamphetamine weighing 1/8 of an ounce, or 3.5 grams.
- v. pool To pot all one's colour balls and then the black ball (or eight-ball) without the opponent potting a single one.
“But these days the pinot noir coming from the west coast tends to be dark as an eight-ball with more wood than a treehouse convention.”
“We're behind the eight-ball, acknowledged George Harris, a Las Vegas restaurant owner who serves as a national finance chair for Gingrich and is helping his efforts in Nevada.”
“Yves Smith on global stimulus: On the surface, this looks like the Europeans being behind the eight-ball Hooverites, while the US is addressing the crisis.”
“In that series alone he bowled 316 eight-ball overs, almost 30% of England's total, enough to make Anderson or Broad feel faint.”
“My question is; should I go and skip four days of work (putting myself behind the eight-ball early in 2010)?”
“Whatever happened to “a few decks of fags, a two-four, a forty of bourbon and an eight-ball”?”
“The assembly-line sound of eight-ball comes from what should be their dining room.”
“He panned the shriveling crowd with those eight-ball eyes.”
“Amir's absence from the attack reminded me of the Test at Perth in 1978-79, when Rodney Hogg came off after bowling four eight-ball overs with figures of two wickets for no runs.”
“My take on the race is that Poizner was constantly behind the eight-ball, and desperate for any sort of advantage, and in Aaron Park, he found a friend he could buy.”
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