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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Royal Navy sailors were allegedly caught performing a sex act with an eight ball at a family pub.
In the one-minute footage you can hear sport on the TV in the background and the men's colleagues laughing as one attempts to insert an eight ball from the room's pool table into the backside of another.
In the footage, one man to insert an eight ball from the room's pool table into the backside of another
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For instance, let's say an eight ball [$300 worth of crack cocaine] or three bullets [one bullet equals $100 worth of crack cocaine], I can easily smoke that in a day, no problem.