object ball

NOUN
  1. the billiard ball that is intended to be the first ball struck by the cue ball
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How To Use object ball In A Sentence

  • Striking the upper part of the cue ball causes it to travel further after impact with the object ball.
  • A foul has occurred if the cue ball or an object ball comes in contact on the table's bed.
  • This is a modified billiards table, covered with green baize, as is normal, but oval rather than rectangular and without pockets — a feature of carambola, where players score points by "caroming" their cue ball off the opponent's cue and object balls on a single shot. Orozco Proves That Size Isn't Everything
  • I aimed almost directly at the object ball, with right English that was so severe, that the ball squirted left, changing the path.
  • A jenny is a difficult in-off shot to the middle pocket, usually with the object ball close to the side-cushion; a pair of breeches is a simultaneous in-off and pot red in the top pockets. (p. 19) The Sky Writer
  • It might, except that the heavy right spin placed on the cue ball imparts a small amount of left spin to the object ball.
  • If the cue ball makes a half-ball hit on the object ball it will surrender half of its energy to the object ball, retain half of its energy, and both balls will travel at half the speed the cue ball was traveling before contact.
  • I accepted the challenge to simply pocket the object ball in the side, and stop the cueball dead.
  • This shot is a ‘loser’ or losing hazard, because it is your cue ball that enters the pocket, not the object ball.
  • Shoot straight at the object ball, striking the cue ball one cue tip below center.
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