Share this entry

Share this page

free ball

Line breaks: free ball

Definition of free ball in English:

noun

Snooker
The option to nominate any ball as the object ball when snookered as a result of a foul stroke.
Example sentences
  • Doherty then finds himself in trouble when a foul gives Hendry a free ball brown, which he slots in.
  • James had produced a notable first in the match, a 16-red 135 total clearance that began with a free ball.
  • Normally the maximum is 147, but on this occasion Burnett got a free ball as an extra red.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pɪət
adjective
lively; cheerful