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Meaning of BLACKBALL

Pronunciation:  'blak`bol

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto
  2. [v]  vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
  3. [v]  expel from a community or group

BLACKBALL is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: ban, banish, barring, cast out, negative, ostracise, ostracize, shun, veto
 See Also: contradict, controvert, defeat, ejection, exclusion, expel, expulsion, kick out, kill, oppose, riddance, throw out, vote, vote down, vote out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Black"ball`\, n.
    1. A composition for blacking shoes, boots, etc.; also, one
       for taking impressions of engraved work.
    2. A ball of black color, esp. one used as a negative in
       voting; -- in this sense usually two words.
  2. \Black"ball`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blackballed}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Blackballing}.]
    1. To vote against, by putting a black ball into a ballot
       box; to reject or exclude, as by voting against with black
       balls; to ostracize.
             He was blackballed at two clubs in succession.
    2. To blacken (leather, shoes, etc.) with blacking.
Thesaurus Terms
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