jack-ball

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jack-ball (plural jack-balls)

  1. A ball used in boules.
    • 2005, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, Bloomsbury Publishing, paperback edition, page 274:
      Wani had been wet about the game until he turned out to be good at it, and now he was absorbed and unironical , tripping after the ball, yapping and grinning when he bombed the other boules away from the jack-ball, or cochonnet.

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