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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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In billiards, the eight-ball pool team won the first gold without losing a match and, in the single eight-ball pool event, Omran Salim added a second gold.
Just like in the elimination round, the Filipinos encountered token resistance in pulling off the victory with Orcollo setting the tone with his emphatic 6-0 win in the eight-ball singles event.
Having graduated from pool to snooker as a young man, Hardy returned to the eight-ball game around 10 years ago and is a regular on the local league circuit, representing The Black Lion Inn, Buckley and the Grosvenor in Handbridge, Chester.
But despite his good mood, Harrington again finds himself behind the eight-ball as his disappointing form continues.
uk They've long been the final frontier for dithering boardroom executives, but rather than the oldfashioned method of shaking to reveal the answer, the eight-ball can now bounce.
If done well, these tips will not only prevent you from getting stuck behind the eight-ball, they'll help you sink many more pocket shots.
We're behind the eight-ball in relation to recruitment.
There he was trying to put Gordon Brown behind the eight-ball by saying he was sorry about his role in helping bring about the recession by not standing up to the bankers.
Unfortunately, the morning starters on Thursday were up against the eight-ball right from the start.
Needing eight to win in the eight-ball over, Birmingham solicitors Martineau Johnson lost five wickets including four run-outs.
During this here hop the flight lead--already behind the eight-ball for letting one of his charges get below bingo state--added another log to a roaring inferno of rotten headwork by blindly choosing the shorter distance option.
You don't want to lose one game and get behind the eight-ball right away,'' said UCLA coach Bob Toledo.
For the eight-ball title, Tourangeau defeated another Aboriginal competitor, Eddie Ray Carroll, a Cherokee from Nebraska.
Dubai: Ameen Fikri staged a miraculous fight back on the opening day of the 2012 GCC Billiards Championship at the Ezone Club in Dubai on Saturday to edge past Ali Al Obaidli of Qatar 7-6 and progress to the eight-ball pool quarter-finals.
Samoa's 19-15 loss to Tonga in Montpellier last weekend has put them firmly behind the eight-ball.