Synonyms of 'Snooker and billiards terms'
baizea woollen fabric resembling felt, usually green, used mainly for the tops of billiard tables baulkthe space, usually 29 inches deep, between the baulk line and the bottom cushion baulklinea straight line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game blacka black ball in snooker, etc bluea blue ball in snooker, etc boucléebreakthe opening shot with the cue ball that scatters the placed balls bricolea shot in which the cue ball touches a cushion after striking the object ball and before touching another ball bridgea support for a cue made by placing the fingers on the table and raising the thumb browncannona shot in which the cue ball is caused to contact one object ball after another carom mainly US, Canadian)a shot in which the cue ball is caused to contact one object ball after another chalka small cube of prepared chalk or similar substance for rubbing the tip of a cue clearance cue ballthe ball struck by the cue, as distinguished from the object balls cue extensioncue tipcushionthe resilient felt-covered rim of a billiard table D or dthe semicircle on a billiards table having a radius of 11 inches and its straight edge in the middle of the baulk line doublea strike in which the object ball is struck so as to make it rebound against the cushion to an opposite pocket drawdrop cannona shot in which the first object ball joins or gathers with the cue ball and the other object ball, esp at the top of the table flukefoulframethe wooden triangle used to set up the balls free ballgreen half-butta snooker cue longer than an ordinary cue, usually used with a long rest hazarda scoring stroke made either when a ball other than the striker's is pocketed (winning hazard) or the striker's cue ball itself (losing hazard) headrailthe end of the table from which play is started, nearest the baulkline in-offa shot that goes into a pocket after striking another ball jennyan in-off kickkiss(of balls) to touch (each other) lightly while moving laglong jennyan in-off up the cushion into a far pocket masséa stroke made by hitting the cue ball off centre with the cue held nearly vertically, esp so as to make the ball move in a curve around another ball before hitting the object ball maximum break or 147miscuea faulty stroke in which the cue tip slips off the cue ball or misses it altogether nursenursery cannonobject ballany ball except the cue ball, esp one which the striker aims to hit with the cue ball pinkplain ballplanta position in which the cue ball can be made to strike an intermediate which then pockets another ball pocketpota shot by which a ball is pocketed reda red ball in snooker, billiards, etc restsafety scratcha shot that results in a penalty, as when the cue ball enters the pocket screwa stroke in which the cue ball recoils or moves backward after striking the object ball, made by striking the cue ball below its centre short jennyan in-off into a middle pocket side or (U.S. & Canad.) Englishspin imparted to a ball by striking it off-centre with the cue snookera game played on a billiard table with 15 red balls, six balls of other colours, and a white cue ball. The object is to pot the balls in a certain order spidera rest having long legs, used to raise the cue above the level of the height of the ball spotthe white ball that is distinguished from the plain by a mark or spot spot ballstuntriangle or (U.S. & Canad.) rackthe triangular frame used to arrange the balls for the opening shot whitea white ball in billiards, snooker, etc Whitechapelthe act of potting one's opponent's white ball yellowa yellow ball in snooker, etc ▷ See snooker
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Word List of Snooker and billiards terms from the Collins English Word Lists