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.
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