baulkline


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baulkline

(ˈbɔːkˌlaɪn) or

balkline

n
1. (Billiards & Snooker) Also called: string line a straight line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game
2. (Billiards & Snooker)
a. one of four lines parallel to the cushions dividing the table into a central panel and eight smaller ones (the baulks)
b. a type of game using these lines as restrictions