Meaning of blackball
Pronunciation: (blak'bôl"), [key]
- to vote against (a candidate, applicant, etc.).
- to exclude socially; ostracize: The whole town blackballed them.
- to reject (a candidate) by placing a blackball in the ballot box.
- a negative vote, esp. in deciding on an applicant or candidate.
- a black ball placed in a ballot box signifying a negative vote.
- blackball (Thesaurus)