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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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She had all the intention of preparing for the 8-ball in back of the table.
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.
The Dutch pair couldn't ran out the rack with an error on the 8-ball to give the table back to the home country bets.
GORDON PARKS failed to land a winner last week so is already behind the 8-ball.
Former world champion Dennis Orcollo was the first to fall, yielding to Liu Haitao, 6-4, in the 8-ball men's singles before Carlo Biado and Lee Van Corteza suffered the same fate, getting sideswiped by Wang Can and Dang Jinhu, 6-2, in the 8-ball men's doubles.
Khaled Al-Mutairi added a bronze medal in the 8-ball pool singles.
Joel started the day somewhat behind the 8-ball because he typically fishes the ocean armed with a GPS and fishfinder in his kayak but on this day a malfunction prevented that scenario.
com DECISIONS, DECISIONS [bar] They've long been the final frontier for dithering boardroom executives, but rather than the old-fashioned method of shaking to reveal the answer, the 8-ball can now bounce.
The 8-ball flies out, rolls down the table, and disappears into the far corner pocket.
At this point, calling and legally sinking the 8-ball wins the game.
We didn't put ourselves behind the 8-ball," Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said.
We consider it bad luck to be behind the 8-ball instead of the 7-ball.
I'm behind the 8-ball right now and want to be in Nick Faldo's team come September.
The club already hold the 8-ball title after last year's triumph over Riston WMC, Blackburn, and another northern side, Dewsbury Moor End WMC, stands in the way of the another major success for Ian Sargeant, Nigel Organ and European Pairs Snooker Champion Gerald Braine.
The next IPT event is the 8-Ball Masters in Chicago next month and Hill has also been invited to the big-money King of the Hill event in December, which features only 40 players.