Meaning of “blackball” in the English Dictionary

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"blackball" in British English

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blackballverb [ T ]

uk /ˈblæk.bɔːl/ us /ˈblæk.bɑːl/

to vote against allowing someone to be a member of an organization or group:

He was initially blackballed because of a dispute he once had with a couple of the committee members.

(Definition of “blackball” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)