snooker


Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

snook·er

 (sno͝ok′ər)
n.
Pocket billiards played with 15 red balls and 6 balls of other colors.
tr.v. snook·ered, snook·er·ing, snook·ers
1. Slang
a. To lead (another) into a situation in which all possible choices are undesirable; trap.
b. To fool; dupe: "Snookered by a lot of malarkey about drilling costs, a Texas jury ... added $3 billion of punitive damages" (New Republic).
2. To leave one's opponent in the game of snooker unable to take a direct shot without striking a ball out of the required order.

[Origin unknown.]

snooker

(ˈsnuːkə)
n
1. (Billiards & Snooker) a game played on a billiard table with 15 red balls, six balls of other colours, and a white cue ball. The object is to pot the balls in a certain order
2. (Billiards & Snooker) a shot in which the cue ball is left in a position such that another ball blocks the object ball. The opponent is then usually forced to play the cue ball off a cushion
vb (tr)
3. (Billiards & Snooker) to leave (an opponent) in an unfavourable position by playing a snooker
4. to place (someone) in a difficult situation
5. (often passive) to thwart; defeat
[C19: of unknown origin]

snook•er

(ˈsnʊk ər, ˈsnu kər)

n.
1. a variety of pool played with 15 red balls and 6 balls of other colors, in which a player must shoot one of the red balls into a pocket before shooting at one of the other balls.
v.t.
2. Slang. to deceive.
[1885–90; orig. uncertain]

snooker


Past participle: snookered
Gerund: snookering

Imperative
snooker
snooker
Present
I snooker
you snooker
he/she/it snookers
we snooker
you snooker
they snooker
Preterite
I snookered
you snookered
he/she/it snookered
we snookered
you snookered
they snookered
Present Continuous
I am snookering
you are snookering
he/she/it is snookering
we are snookering
you are snookering
they are snookering
Present Perfect
I have snookered
you have snookered
he/she/it has snookered
we have snookered
you have snookered
they have snookered
Past Continuous
I was snookering
you were snookering
he/she/it was snookering
we were snookering
you were snookering
they were snookering
Past Perfect
I had snookered
you had snookered
he/she/it had snookered
we had snookered
you had snookered
they had snookered
Future
I will snooker
you will snooker
he/she/it will snooker
we will snooker
you will snooker
they will snooker
Future Perfect
I will have snookered
you will have snookered
he/she/it will have snookered
we will have snookered
you will have snookered
they will have snookered
Future Continuous
I will be snookering
you will be snookering
he/she/it will be snookering
we will be snookering
you will be snookering
they will be snookering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been snookering
you have been snookering
he/she/it has been snookering
we have been snookering
you have been snookering
they have been snookering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been snookering
you will have been snookering
he/she/it will have been snookering
we will have been snookering
you will have been snookering
they will have been snookering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been snookering
you had been snookering
he/she/it had been snookering
we had been snookering
you had been snookering
they had been snookering
Conditional
I would snooker
you would snooker
he/she/it would snooker
we would snooker
you would snooker
they would snooker
Past Conditional
I would have snookered
you would have snookered
he/she/it would have snookered
we would have snookered
you would have snookered
they would have snookered

snooker

A layout of balls in which the path from the cue ball to the object ball is blocked by one or more other balls.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snooker - a form of pool played with 15 red balls and six balls of other colors and a cue ballsnooker - a form of pool played with 15 red balls and six balls of other colors and a cue ball
pocket billiards, pool - any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets
snooker - leave one's opponent unable to take a direct shot
Verb1.snooker - fool or dupe; "He was snookered by the con-man's smooth talk"
flim-flam, fob, fox, play a trick on, play tricks, pull a fast one on, trick, play a joke on - deceive somebody; "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"
2.snooker - leave one's opponent unable to take a direct shot
snooker - a form of pool played with 15 red balls and six balls of other colors and a cue ball
play - participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

snooker

Snooker and billiards terms

baize, ball, baulk, baulkline, black, blue, bouclée, break, bricole, bridge, brown, cannon, carom (chiefly U.S. & Canad), chalk, clearance, cue ball, cue extension, cue tip, cushion, D or d, double, draw, drop cannon, fluke, foul, frame, free ball, green, half-butt, hazard, headrail, in-off, jenny, kick, kiss, lag, long jenny, massé, maximum break or 147, miscue, nurse, nursery cannon, object ball, pink, plain ball, plant, pocket, pot, red, rest, safety, scratch, screw, short jenny, side or (U.S. & Canad.) English, snooker, spider, spot, spot ball, stun, top, triangle or (U.S. & Canad.) rack, white, Whitechapel, yellow
Translations
druh kulečníkové hrykulečník
snooker
snooker
biljar
sznúker
snóker
スヌーカー
스누커
angliškasis biliardas
biljarda spēles veids, snukers
snooker
สนุกเกอร์
bir tür bilardo oyunusnookersnuker
trò chơi bi-da

snooker

[ˈsnuːkəʳ]
A. Nsnooker m, billar m inglés
B. VT to be properly snookered (fig) → estar en un aprieto serio

snooker

[ˈsnuːkər] n sorte de jeu de billard
to play snooker → jouer au billard

snooker

nSnooker nt
vt to snooker somebodyjdn sperren; to be snookered (Brit fig inf) → festsitzen (inf); I’ve snookered myself (fig inf)ich habe mich festgefahren

snooker

[ˈsnuːkəʳ]
1. n(gioco del) biliardo
2. vt to be properly snookered (fig) (fam) → essere in un bel casino

snooker

(ˈsnuːkə) noun
a kind of game played on a billiard-table with fifteen red balls and seven balls of other colours. Do you play snooker?; Let's have a game of snooker; (also adjective) a snooker match.

snooker

لُعْبَةُ السُّنُوكَر kulečník snooker Snooker σνούκερ billar snooker snooker biljar snooker スヌーカー 스누커 snooker snooker snooker sinuca, snooker снукер snooker สนุกเกอร์ snooker trò chơi bi-da 斯诺克台球
References in classic literature ?
We'll have a snooker, then," Major Harrison decided.
It has been created by leading snooker internet firm Global-Snooker.
Bahrain won the right to host the prestigious biennial event following unanimous support from the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF).
At a glittering ceremony held in Dubai, Damas honoured the snooker players for winning the gold medal in the Arabian Championship and the billiards players who won the silver at the fifth Gulf Championship.
Q: Who won the World Snooker Masters in February this year?
At the height of his snooker career, the Hurricane was feared and revered by allcomers in the snooker fraternity.
A spokesman of Pakistan Billiard and Snooker Association, said before leaving for the championship, the cueists will attend a 10-day training camp in Karachi, which will commence from Tuesday, Radio Pakistan reported.
Among these sports champions is the Australian and international snooker champion Jessica Woods, ranked thirteenth internationally.
Snooker Gym is the teaching criteria for the International Billiards & Snooker Federation (IBSF) making this double an unbelievable achievement for snooker in the area.
The opening snooker fixtures saw cousins Cameron Ray and Aran Hetherington meet, with Aran coming from 1-0 and 2-1 down to record a 3-2 victory.
I used to play at my local snooker club every weekend.
It is the brainchild of full-time snooker player Jack Bradford and a friend, Gareth Allen, and brings together 16 competitors for the two-day event at Ewloe Sports Club and the Broughton Wings Club.