Definition of Billiard ball
1. Noun. Ball used in playing billiards.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Billiard Ball
Literary usage of Billiard ball
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Advanced Part of A Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid Bodies by Edward John Routh (1905)
"A billiard-ball is set in motion on an imperfectly rough horizontal plane so that the point of contact is initially eliding with a velocity S0. ..."
2. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1907)
""Or. Well, take a billiard ball (or a solid cube, which would be to the same effect), tie a string to it, and whirl it around as rapidly as you can; ..."
3. A Treatise on Infinitesimal Calculus: Containing Differential and Integral by Bartholomew Price (1889)
"A heavy spherical billiard ball on a rough horizontal table is struck by a cue at a given point with a blow of given intensity in a given direction ; it is ..."
4. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"... only one with some radical meaning of straightness, whence to balk = (i) to check, disappoint ; (2) to heap up in a ridge? Cf. a billiard ball "in balk. ..."
5. Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web by David Weinberger (2002)
"We know that a rolling billiard ball can move another billiard ball by somehow transferring its energy, but we also know that we can't move a billiard ball ..."