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Definition of blackball:

  1. A ball of black color, esp. one used as a negative in voting; - in this sense usually two words.
  2. A composition for blacking shoes, boots, etc.; also, one for taking impressions of engraved work.
  3. To blacken ( leather, shoes, etc.) with blacking.
  4. 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.


throw away, chuck out, nix, throw out, put away, reelect, carry, censor, accept, put in, shoot down, turn down, return, adopt, banish, dispose, ostracize, spoil, shut out, cast aside, eschew, barring, toss, abstain, shun, toss away, ban, down, negative, interdict, fling, cast out, elect, ballot, ostracise, cast away, toss out, veto, kill.

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