Definition of half-ball in English:



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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’