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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Games A black pool ball that bears the number eight and that may put a player at a disadvantage.
  • idiom behind the eight ball Slang In an unfavorable or uncomfortable position.

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  • n. Alternative form of eight-ball.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a black pool ball bearing the number 8; should be the last to go in certain pool games


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