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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
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