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pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. A game played on a rectangular cloth-covered table with raised cushioned edges, in which a cue is used to hit three small, hard balls against one another or the side cushions of the table.
2. One of several similar games, such as pool.
[French billard, from bille, log; see billet2.]
n (functioning as singular)
1. (Billiards & Snooker) any of various games in which long cues are used to drive balls now made of composition or plastic. It is played on a rectangular table covered with a smooth tight-fitting cloth and having raised cushioned edges
[C16: from Old French billard curved stick, from Old French bille log; see billet2]
n. (used with a sing. v.)
any of several games played with hard balls that are driven with a cue on a cloth-covered table, esp. a game played with a cue ball and two object balls on a table without pockets. Compare pool 2 (def. 1).
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|Noun||1.||billiards - any of several games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls|
table game - a game that is played on a table
break - the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
carom, cannon - a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
masse, masse shot - a shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically; the cue ball spins around another ball before hitting the object ball
miscue - a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball
cannon - make a cannon
break - make the opening shot that scatters the balls
carom - make a carom
لُعْبَةُ البلياردولُعْبَةُ البِلْياردو
biljarîur, knattborîsleikur, ballskák
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billiards[ˈbɪljədz] NSING → billar msing
billiards[ˈbɪljədz] nsg → biliardo
billiards(ˈbiljədz) noun singular
a game played with long thin sticks (cues) and balls, on a table. biljartspel لُعْبَةُ البلياردو билярд bilhar kulečník das Billard billiard μπιλιάρδοbillar piljard بیلیارد biljardi billard בִּילָיארד बिलियर्ड biljar biliárd bilyar biljarður, knattborðsleikur, ballskák biliardo ビリアード 당구 bilijardas biljards permainan billiard biljartbiljardbilard د بيليارد لوبه bilhar biliard бильярд biliard biljard bilijar biljard บิลเลียด bilardo 撞球 більярд ایک کھیل کا نام trò chơi bida 台球