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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Chen missed an 8-ball shot allowing Amit to close the match at 6-5 count.
Hasan Ali dismissed Joe Denly for a 5-ball duck, and Wahab Riaz cleaned up Colin Ingram for an 8-ball, after Kamran Akmal's ruthless 75 off 51 balls catapulted Peshawar Zalmi to 181-6 in a must-win game for the Yellows.
Hans put on an 8-ball exhibition, easily defeating Dolezal, 5-0.
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These risks suggest that a typical dealer would procure an 8-ball and sell it in one day.
The strangest game of the night was at the New Inn, where the home side won despite Joe Cooper scoring a 7-baller for the Fleur, followed by an 8-ball clearance from the break by Jack Underhill.
Their latest win came despite the fact that Alan Jones opened the Snooker Club's account with an 8-ball clearance.
The Cherry had a similar win, disposing of the Courtyard with aplomb, the only difference being that Andy Sullivan started them off on the road to victory with an 8-ball clearance.