Definition of massé in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmaseɪ/


[usually as modifier] Billiards & Snooker
A stroke made with an inclined cue, imparting swerve to the ball: a massé shot
More example sentences
  • In the movies, the star is shown sinking several balls at once, or performing beautiful massé shots.
  • It will be very difficult for a student to learn how to aim if the ball does not follow a straight line. Advanced players use curve and massé shots to their advantage, but they know how, and it is not an accident.
  • You want the cue ball to massé right slightly, into the object ball so that it will widen the angle to the rail.


Late 19th century: French, past participle of masser 'make a massé stroke'.

Words that rhyme with massé

bassi, Brassey, brassie, chassis, gassy, Haile Selassie, lassie, Malagasy, Manasseh, massy, sassy, Tallahassee

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