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Definition of "nine-ball" [nine-ball]

  • A form of pool in which players must hit with the cue ball the object ball with the lowest numerical value, but may legally pot any ball apart from the white; whichever player pots the nine ball wins the game. (noun)

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Use "nine-ball" in a sentence
  • "Too often it's like playing nine-ball and effortlessly sinking the first seven, only for your opponent to nail the final two."
  • "He shot a good stick, mostly nine-ball and one-pocket, the money games back then."
  • "We got to be friends over bad Buffalo wings and worse nine-ball."