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
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But what would have been a winning shot turned out to be a foul as he failed to cross the baulkline in potting the red and scoring a cannon to take the break to the century mark.
They're playing percentageshots, taking the easy reds, THENplaying safe behind the baulkline.
The professionals were required to play baulkline regulations, while the amateurs were unrestricted in this respect.