Definition of billiards in English:


Line breaks: bil|liards
Pronunciation: /ˈbɪljədz


[usually treated as singular]
A game for two people, played on a billiard table, in which three balls are struck with cues into pockets round the edge of the table: (as modifier billiard) a billiard ball
More 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.


late 16th century: from French billard, denoting both the game and the cue, diminutive of bille (see billet2).

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