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billiards

bil·liards

billiards

 
pronunciation:
bIl yrdz
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part of speech: noun
inflections: billiards
definition: (used with a sing. verb) a game played on a cloth-covered rectangular table that has a cushioned rim, in which players use a long cue stick to drive hard balls against one another or into pockets at the edges and corners of the table. (Cf. pool2.)
derivation: billiardist (n.)
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