Pronunciation: (blak'bôl"),[key] —v.t. 1. to vote against (a candidate, applicant, etc.).
2. to exclude socially; ostracize: The whole town blackballed them. 3. to reject (a candidate) by placing a blackball in the ballot box.
—n. 1. a negative vote, esp. in deciding on an applicant or candidate.
2. a black ball placed in a ballot box signifying a negative vote.