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black•ball



Pronunciation: (blak'bôl"), [key]
v.t.
1. to vote against (a candidate, applicant, etc.).
2. to exclude socially; ostracize: The whole town blackballed them.
3. to reject (a candidate) by placing a blackball in the ballot box.

n.
1. a negative vote, esp. in deciding on an applicant or candidate.
2. a black ball placed in a ballot box signifying a negative vote.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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