pool - definition and synonyms


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  1. 2
    [uncountable] a game in which two players hit balls into holes at the edges of a table using a long stick called a cue. Pool is similar to snooker and billiards but is played on a smaller table.
  2. 3
    [countable] a small area of light
    pool of:

    The sun cast a small pool of light on the dirty floor.

  3. 5
    [countable] a group of people who are available to work

    recruiting from the graduate pool

    See also typing pool