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three-cushion billiards Syllabification: three-cush·ion bil·liards

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of three-cushion billiards in English:

plural noun

[usually treated as singular]
A type of billiards in which the cue ball must strike one object ball and three or more cushions before the second object ball.
Example sentences
  • Through the 1930's, both pool and billiards, particularly three-cushion billiards, shared the spotlight.
  • In three-cushion billiards, the cue ball must touch cushion three times before hitting the second object ball.
  • The world 18.2 balkline champion in 1907, from 1910 through 1920, from 1923 through 1924, and in 1927, Hoppe began concentrating on three-cushion billiards in the 1930s.
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