Entry from British & World English dictionary
nounBilliards & Snooker
The pocketing of the cue ball (a scoring stroke in billiards, a foul in snooker) by bouncing it off another ball: he attempted a very difficult in-off [as adverb]: going in-off on the penultimate red
More example sentences
- It was played like English Billiards by aiming to pocket balls, go in-off or by making canons which were called ‘caroms’.
- He should have finished the match but missed an in-off when the balls double kissed.
- It looked like it was all over for Andy when he fouled with an in-off granting Chang the two shots he needed to secure the game.
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Line breaks: in-off
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