billiard ball


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Noun1.billiard ball - ball used in playing billiardsbilliard ball - ball used in playing billiards  
ball - round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games; "the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"; "the mayor threw out the first ball"; "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"
cue ball - the ball that the billiard player or pool player strikes with his cue
object ball - the billiard ball that is intended to be the first ball struck by the cue ball
Translations

billiard ball

npalla da biliardo
References in classic literature ?
Towels, sheets, shirts, and slippers, along with toothbrushes, wisp-brooms, soap, the missing billiard ball, and all the lost and forgotten trifles of many months, came to light.
The boy with the billiard ball said that he had never seen it in his life before, and hazarded the suggestion that it had got into his box through some mysterious and occultly evil agency.
The yellow shoes looked as though each had half a billiard ball in the toe, and the entire tops were perforated with many diverging lines in an attempt for the decorative.
The heroic woman swallowed a playful and inconvenient object like a billiard ball, which had tried to jump out of her throat.
The meat is made into balls about the size of billiard balls, and being well seasoned and spiced might be taken for turtle-balls or veal balls.
Here and there were new brick houses and shops, just set up by bustling, driving, and eager men of traffic from the Atlantic States; while, on the other hand, the old French mansions, with open casements, still retained the easy, indolent air of the original colonists; and now and then the scraping of a fiddle, a strain of an ancient French song, or the sound of billiard balls, showed that the happy Gallic turn for gayety and amusement still lingered about the place.
The tension of expectation could be measured by the profundity of the silence that fell upon the very click of the billiard balls.
A couple of billiard balls, all mud and dirt, two battered hats, a champagne bottle with a soiled glove twisted round the neck, to allow of its being grasped more surely in its capacity of an offensive weapon; a broken cane; a card-case without the top; an empty purse; a watch-guard snapped asunder; a handful of silver, mingled with fragments of half-smoked cigars, and their stale and crumbled ashes;--these, and many other tokens of riot and disorder, hinted very intelligibly at the nature of last night's gentlemanly frolics.
The click of billiard balls could be heard in the distance.
Yet sound designer Bob Krez has devised a series of great clacking billiard ball audio effects that are so meticulously timed by the actors and stage crew that they nearly compensate for the poor prop.
Bald as a billiard ball, taciturn, paleskinned and stick thin, Mr Rees appeared appropriately cadaverous given his choice of profession, even when he wasn't burying anyone.
This might appear awkward if you think of a proton as a billiard ball, but instead you have to try to imagine the two scattering protons as large 'galaxies' (made up inside of tiny moving particles) launched at high speed against each other: there is a finite probability that the two 'galaxies' will pass through each other without the inner particles interacting significantly.