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free ball Line breaks: free ball

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of free ball in English:


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.
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