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.
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He was blackballed at two clubs in succession.
Thackeray.
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2. To blacken (leather, shoes, etc.) with blacking.
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