what is difference between barring and blackball
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɑːɹɪŋ(ɡ)/
- present participle of bar
barring (plural barrings)
- (collective) Bars; an arrangement or pattern of stripes or bars.
- The act of fitting or closing something with bars.
- The exclusion of someone; blackballing.
- (mining) Timber used for supporting the roof or sides of shafts.
- (sewing) The sewing of a decorative bar or tack upon a fabric or leather.
- Synonym: tacking
- Unless something happens; excepting; in the absence of.
- apart from, except for, save for; see also Thesaurus:except
black + ball
- enPR: blăk’bôl’, IPA(key): /ˈblækbɔːl/
blackball (countable and uncountable, plural blackballs)
- (countable) A rejection; a vote against admitting someone.
- (countable) A black ball used to indicate such a negative vote.
- (countable) A kind of large black sweet; a niggerball.
- A substance for blacking shoes, boots, etc. or for taking impressions of engraved work.
- (uncountable) A game, a standardized version of the English version of eight-ball.
- Synonym: reds and yellows
blackball (third-person singular simple present blackballs, present participle blackballing, simple past and past participle blackballed)
- (transitive) To vote against, especially in an exclusive organization.
- (transitive) To ostracize.
- Synonyms: blacklist, send to Coventry; see also Thesaurus:ignore, Thesaurus:boycott