Definitions for: Billiards

[n] any of several games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls

Webster (1913) Definition: Bil"liards, n. [F. billiard billiards, OF. billart
staff, cue form playing, fr. bille log. See Billet a
A game played with ivory balls o a cloth-covered, rectangular
table, bounded by elastic cushions. The player seeks to impel
his ball with his cue so that it shall either strike (carom
upon) two other balls, or drive another ball into one of the
pockets with which the table sometimes is furnished.

See Also: break, cannon, carom, masse, masse shot, miscue, table game

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