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{adj: ball-shaped, global, globose, globular, orbicular, spheric, spherical} having the shape of a sphere or ball
"a spherical object"
"nearly orbicular in shape"
"little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey

{n: ball, globe, orb} an object with a spherical shape
"a ball of fire"

{n: ball} a spherical object used as a plaything
"he played with his rubber ball in the bathtub"

{n: ball} round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
"the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"
"the mayor threw out the first ball"
"the ball rolled into the corner pocket"

{n: carom, cannon} a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other

{n: catch, grab, snatch, snap} the act of catching an object with the hands
"Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"
"he made a grab for the ball before it landed"
"Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"
"the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"

{n: core} the center of an object
"the ball has a titanium core"

{n: masse, masse shot} a shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically; the cue ball spins around another ball before hitting the object ball

{n: object ball} the billiard ball that is intended to be the first ball struck by the cue ball

{n: pinball, pinball game} a game played on a sloping board; the object is to propel marbles against pins or into pockets

{n: tetherball} a game with two players who use rackets to strike a ball that is tethered to the top of a pole; the object is to wrap the string around the pole

{v: shoot} throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective
"shoot craps"
"shoot a golf ball"

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