eight ball

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eight ball

1. One of the numbered balls used in the game of pool, and the last one supposed to be hit into a pocket. And now, for the win: eight ball, corner pocket.
2. A billiard game in which the winner must hit seven balls into the pockets followed by the eight ball. Pocketing the eight ball before any of the others results in an automatic loss. Here's a pool cue—do you know how to play eight ball?
3. slang One-eighth ounce of an illegal drug (often cocaine or an amphetamine). I scored us some eight balls from my dealer.
See also: ball, eight
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A left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox, Abhishek's 8-ball 23 and 1/33 helped India register 100-run win over Australia in the opening game of the U-19 World Cup.
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She had all the intention of preparing for the 8-ball in back of the table.
If that doesn't tempt you, relax in the chill out lounge or play a spot of 8-ball while you and pals rock out to some of the best hits of all time.
Dubai: Nearly 90 players are in the running for honours as the Third Dubai Airports 9-Ball Billiards Championships gets under way at the 8-Ball Billiards Club in Al Mamzar on Wednesday.
Former World 8-Ball champion Dennis Orcollo encountered some anxious moments before pulling off a 9-8 squeaker over a gritty Oliver Medenilla at the start of the 2015 MP Cup World 10-ball Championship Tuesday at SM General Santos City.
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AT the recent Welsh 8-Ball Pool Championships, Cardiff were crowned Welsh County Cup champions, beating an England invitational team that boasted the services of two-time Embassy 8-ball World Champion Jason Twist 14-6 in the final.
GORDON PARKS failed to land a winner last week so is already behind the 8-ball.
Waqas made a compact run a ball 33 with five strikes to the boundary and Misbah Khan chipped in with 8-ball 19 which was laced with two boundaries and one six in the death overs.
Games will be either 8-ball or 9-ball, depending on the league.
Billiards players are invited to participate in the June 21-22 third-annual Paralyzed Vetereans of America (PVA) Buckeye Chapter 8-Ball Classic in Independence, Ohio.
He won four one-pocket crowns, four 8-ball titles and 15 9-ball awards.
Likewise in 2006, I won the Straight Pool Championship and then the IPT North American Open 8-Ball Championship and just last week, I won the Straight Pool in the US and now I have won the championship, Ci the 34-year-old Hohmann added.
But if I shook the Magic 8-Ball and asked, "Have I really done what it takes to effect real change for measurable benefit in either?