cue ball

noun Billiards, Pool.
the ball a player strikes with the cue, as distinguished from the other balls on the table.

Origin:
1880–85; cue2 + ball1

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cue ball
 
n
billiards, snooker the ball struck by the cue, as distinguished from the object balls

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Since they are the same size, the cue ball can be made to stop and the other ball will start moving.
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