object ball


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object ball

n.
1. The ball in billiards or pool that a player hits or intends to hit first with the cue ball.
2. Any ball in billiards or pool that can be targeted by the cue ball following the rules of a given game.

object ball

n
(Billiards & Snooker) billiards snooker any ball except the cue ball, esp one which the striker aims to hit with the cue ball

ob′ject ball`


n.
1. the first ball struck by the cue ball in making a carom in billiards or pool.
2. a ball to be struck by the cue ball; any ball except the cue ball.
[1855–60]

object ball

Ball aimed at.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.object ball - the billiard ball that is intended to be the first ball struck by the cue ballobject ball - the billiard ball that is intended to be the first ball struck by the cue ball
billiard ball - ball used in playing billiards
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Beck was fighting for a snooker when the green to black remained in their second frame, and Green, attempting a thin safety, missed the object ball completely.
In snooker, what term is used when the cue ball hits the object ball twice?
Typical players tend to place the cue ball so that it makes a direct line with an object ball and a pocket.
As we entitle one key-frame "hitting the cue ball" because it is the frame most closely related in the sequence of this video event when cue ball 1 is about to hit cue ball 2, with the spatio-temporal descriptors of approach (cue ball 1, cue ball 2), and the dominant color of (cue ball [right arrow] White, object ball [right arrow] red), the frame of "hitting object ball" is represented as approach (cue ball 2, object ball), with the dominant color of (cue ball [right arrow] white, object ball [right arrow] red).
Golf and snooker players pride themselves on calling fouls on themselves, albeit transgressions are easier to spot in a still-ball game than when the object ball is on the move.
They don't even see the angle, how you have to pick a certain point on the object ball to hit.
But, when O'Sullivan missed a black from its spot due to a horrendous kick which saw the object ball jump off the green baize, the Hong Kong player cleaned up.
Also on the seven-ball list was Hayrick's Ryan Kirby who put his side on the point of victory against King William until Stef Chedgzoy failed to nominate the black when he had two shots, and potted the object ball before he heard his Captain call the `foul', so forfeiting the frame.
That kick - bad contact between cue ball and object ball - left McManus to return to the table to put together a frame-winning break of 38 and draw level at 3-3.
Then, as you take the warm-up stroke, shift your vision from the cue ball to the object ball, concentrating on your choice spot.
And he looked on course to take the second easily after making a 31 break and was in among the reds, but after leaving himself cueing over the top of another red, he missed the object ball and the break broke down.
If there was six foot between the cue ball and the object ball I was miles out.