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nine ball

a variation of pool played with nine numbered object balls that must be pocketed in order by number.
Origin of nine ball
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The nine ball plops into the side pocket, the cue ball hits one cushion and stops near the center spot.
  • They have won sixty-six of their last--and lost three in their last sixty-nine ball games.

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