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billiard table

n. (context sports billiards snooker English) A heavy felt-covered table fitted with six pockets along the perimeter used in the games of pool, billiards or snooker.

billiard table

n. game equipment consisting of a heavy table on which pool is played [syn: pool table, snooker table]

Billiard table

A billiard table, billiards table, or pool table is a bounded table on which cars are purchased. ( cue sports) are played. In the modern era, all billiards tables (whether for carom billiards, pool or snooker) provide a flat surface usually made of quarried slate, that is covered with cloth (usually of a tightly-woven worsted wool called baize), and surrounded by vulcanized rubber cushions, with the whole elevated above the floor. More specific terms are used for specific sports, such as snooker table and pool table, and different-sized billiard balls are used on these table types. An obsolete term is billiard board, used in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Usage examples of "billiard table".

We can play the game on the billiard table, but we must both be on guard against the world outside the billiard room.

He stared at that billiard table and I needed no gift of ESP to realize that he took it as a deliberate snap of fingers under his nose.

Priss turned to the billiard table, looking first at it, then back at Bloom.

By the time Patience arrived, in a frantic froth of skirts, Vane's mellow mood had stretched to granting Henry his long-sought return match over the billiard table.

At one end of the large, high-ceilinged room was a fireplace, at the other a billiard table covered with a white sheet, as if it were a body.

He pretended ill humor and then they laughed together in the huge room, the vast lights low over the full-size billiard table, the rest of the room dark and intimate but for the shaft of light from the open door.

Esther hitched one leg up, putting a strain on her fancy dress, and perched sidesaddle on the edge of the billiard table, indifferently giving Jubal a glimpse of leg up to about the knee.

Lying on the bright green table top under the sharp light of the 150-watt bulb, and covered with the rubberized sheet Jack kept on the billiard table, lay what was unmistakably a body.

Now Sharpe waited to see the same man in an anteroom where three buckets betrayed that the house roof leaked, and where the green baize surface of the billiard table was as scuffed and faded as the Rifleman's jacket that Sharpe had worn in special honor of this occasion.

A sword scabbard rapped against the bulbous leg of the billiard table.