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Snooker, billiards and pool

baize

noun

thick green cloth used mainly for covering tables on which games such as snooker and pool are played

bar billiards

noun

a game like billiards that is played in some pubs in which long sticks are used for pushing balls into holes on a table

billiards

noun

a game played on a special table in which two people use cues (=long sticks) to hit balls into pockets (=holes) at the edge of the table

break

noun

in snooker or billiards, a period of time when a player continues to hit the ball successfully

break

noun

the number of points a player scores during this period

cue

noun

a long thin stick that you use for hitting the ball in games such as snooker and pool

cue ball

noun

the white ball that you hit with the cue in games such as snooker and pool

cushion

noun

the rubber inner edge of the table that you hit balls against in games such as snooker or billiards

frame

noun

one of the games in a snooker or bowling match

pocket

noun

a hole with a small string bag fitted below it in the side of a billiard, pool, or snooker table that you try to hit a ball into

pocket

verb

to hit a ball into a pocket in billiards, pool, or snooker

pool

noun

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.

pool hall

noun

a place where people go to play pool

pot

verb

to hit a ball into a hole in a game of pool, billiards, or snooker

side

noun

the fact that you have made a ball spin by not hitting it directly in the centre, especially in games such as snooker

sink

verb

in games such as golf or pool, to put a ball into a hole

snooker

noun

a game played on a large table covered with green cloth. Players try to hit coloured balls into holes called pockets with a long stick called a cue.

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a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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