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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And Hamza blasted an eight-ball 26 supported by four boundaries and a six.
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The kidnapper is described as being a thin white man with a goatee-type beard, between 19 and 30 years, who dropped a silver Zippo lighter, engraved with the Jim Beam whiskey logo, in a black leather case that is stamped with the image of an eight-ball.
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As the flag rose, it pulled a pin that released a ramp, which moved into position, causing an eight-ball to roll down and fall into a pocket.