Definition of half-ball in English:

Share this entry

half-ball

noun

Billiards & Snooker
A stroke in which the centre of the cue ball is aimed at the edge of the object ball: [as modifier]: a half-ball shot
More example sentences
  • If the cue ball makes a half-ball hit on the object ball it will surrender half of its energy to the object ball, retain half of its energy, and both balls will travel at half the speed the cue ball was traveling before contact.
  • Place the cueball behind the balls, maybe a foot away, on the half-ball hit line toward the back ball.
  • A half-ball blue in the middle, followed by the pink, made the break 18 points and he won the frame 65-45 to retain the title.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: half-ball

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

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