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bil·liard

 (bĭl′yərd)
adj.
Of, relating to, or used in billiards.
n.
See carom.

billiard

(ˈbɪljəd)
n
(Billiards & Snooker) (modifier) of or relating to billiards: a billiard ball.

bil•liard

(ˈbɪl yərd)

adj.
1. of, for, or used in billiards: billiard ball; billiard parlor.
n.
[1630–40; < French billard cue]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.billiard - of or relating to billiardsbilliard - of or relating to billiards; "a billiard ball"; "a billiard cue"; "a billiard table"
Translations

billiard

[ˈbɪljəd]
A. ADJde billar
B. CPD billiard ball Nbola f de billar
billiard cue Ntaco m (de billar)
billiard hall Nsala f de billar, billares mpl
billiard table Nmesa f de billar

billiard

adj attrBillard-

billiard

:
billiard ball
nBillardkugel f
billiard cue
nQueue nt, → Billardstock m
References in classic literature ?
He was talking to Sir Charles ten minutes ago in the billiard room.
I think it is very strange of Gertrude to pass the whole day with Chester in the billiard room," said Jane discontentedly.
Towels, sheets, shirts, and slippers, along with toothbrushes, wisp-brooms, soap, the missing billiard ball, and all the lost and forgotten trifles of many months, came to light.
The boy with the billiard ball said that he had never seen it in his life before, and hazarded the suggestion that it had got into his box through some mysterious and occultly evil agency.
I have quite as great an interest in being careful of his house as you can have; and as to such alterations as I was suggesting just now, such as moving a bookcase, or unlocking a door, or even as using the billiard-room for the space of a week without playing at billiards in it, you might just as well suppose he would object to our sitting more in this room, and less in the breakfast-room, than we did before he went away, or to my sister's pianoforte being moved from one side of the room to the other.
From the billiard room next door came the sound of balls knocking, of talk and laughter.
Here and there were new brick houses and shops, just set up by bustling, driving, and eager men of traffic from the Atlantic States; while, on the other hand, the old French mansions, with open casements, still retained the easy, indolent air of the original colonists; and now and then the scraping of a fiddle, a strain of an ancient French song, or the sound of billiard balls, showed that the happy Gallic turn for gayety and amusement still lingered about the place.
What were you doing, sir, up in that billiard saloon?
One night as I was passing a tavern I saw through a lighted window some gentlemen fighting with billiard cues, and saw one of them thrown out of the window.
The meat is made into balls about the size of billiard balls, and being well seasoned and spiced might be taken for turtle-balls or veal balls.
Lydgate, who had the muscular aptitude for billiards, and was fond of the game, had once or twice in the early days after his arrival in Middlemarch taken his turn with the cue at the Green Dragon; but afterwards he had no leisure for the game, and no inclination for the socialities there.
Let's have a game at billiards," one of his friends said--the tall one, with lacquered mustachios.