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eightball

(ˈeɪtˌbɔːl)
n
1. (Billiards & Snooker) (in pool) the black ball, marked with the number eight
2. behind the eight ball in a difficult situation; snookered

eight•ball

(ˈeɪtˌbɔl)

n.
1. (in pool) a black ball bearing the number eight.
2. Slang. a misfit.
Idioms:
behind the eightball, in a difficult or unsolvable situation; stymied.
[1930–35, Amer.]
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