'Blackball' definitions:

Definition of 'blackball'

(from WordNet)
The act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto [syn: barring, blackball]
Expel from a community or group [syn: banish, ban, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackball]
Vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill" [syn: veto, blackball, negative]

Definition of 'Blackball'

  • Blackball \Black"ball`\, n.
  • 1. A composition for blacking shoes, boots, etc.; also, one for taking impressions of engraved work. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. A ball of black color, esp. one used as a negative in voting; -- in this sense usually two words. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Blackball'

  • Blackball \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. [1913 Webster]
  • He was blackballed at two clubs in succession. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To blacken (leather, shoes, etc.) with blacking. [1913 Webster]

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