half-ball

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half-ball (not comparable)

  1. (sports, billiards, snooker, pool) Describes a shot where the cue ball and the object ball make contact at a natural 45º angle. So called because the view from the cue ball is half eclipsing the object ball.
    The shot needs to be slightly thicker than half-ball to get to the center pocket.