1. In snooker, any of the object balls that are not reds. A colour ball must be potted after each red in the continuation of a break, and are re-spotted until the reds run out, after which the colours must be potted in their order:
* • yellow (2 points);
* • green (3 points);
* • brown (4 points);
* • blue (5 points);
* • pink (6 points);
* • black (7 points).
Although the full term includes "ball" after the colour, they are most commonly referred to with the omission of "ball", just stating the colour (e.g. "he's taken five blacks with reds so far").
2. In blackball, a generic, collective term for the red and yellow groups of object balls, corresponding to the (originally American, but used much more widely today) solids and stripes, respectively.
A complete set of snooker balls with 15 red balls, six coloured balls and cue ball.
Also coloured ball(s), colour(s); American spelling color sometimes also used.