- 1 (billiards) [usually treated as singular] A game usually for two people, played on a billiard table, in which three balls are struck with cues into pockets around the edge of the table: play billiards at home (as modifier billiard) a billiard ball billiard roomMore example sentences
- But in professional carom, unlike in billiards, the cue ball has to hit three cushions during the shot.
- The battalion chapel and a game room with billiards and ping-pong tables were also located in the DFAC building.
- First it was indoor swimming pools, then came indoor tennis, of course the huge influx of indoor sports like snooker, billiards, table tennis became hot favourites.
- 1.1 (in full English billiards) A game played on a billiard table with pockets, in which points are made by caroms, pocketing an object ball, or caroming the cue ball into a pocket.More example sentences
- In America recently I saw a billiards table without pockets.
late 16th century: from French billard, denoting both the game and the cue, diminutive of bille (see billet2).
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