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Meaning of BILLIARDS

Pronunciation:  'bilyurdz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 

BILLIARDS is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bil"liards\, n. [F. billiard billiards, OF. billart
staff, cue form playing, fr. bille log. See {Billet} a
stick.]
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.

 

 

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