billiards billiards  /ˈbɪl jərdz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of several games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls

Usage(s):

  1. Promoters call it pocket billiards and push it as a harmless pastime.
  2. There's no centralized billiards body, there are no formal international rankings.
  3. The King came into the billiards room after his son had left.

News

  1. The 8 Essential Elements Of A Man Cave

    Every guy deserves a dedicated space at home to be himself, relax alone by practicing his chords, entertain his buddies with billiards or TV, or pursuing some other passion.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  2. Area team finishes 2nd at world billiards tournament

    BILLIARDS
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

  3. At Dundalk pool club, hundreds will take their shot at Vegas

    Starting Friday, 850 players will compete at Green Room Billiards for spot in American Poolplayers Association national championship Kate Parker was skeptical during a 2006 triannual pool tournament at Dundalk's Green Room Billiards club, and with good reason.        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

Quotes

  1. "Whether or not they need to understand the history of Walter Lindrum's contribution to billiards in the 1930s and 40s I'm not so sure," Senator Evans said, referring to test material.
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Chris Evans Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "On behalf of all the Indians, I congratulate Pankaj Advani on winning the World Professional Billiards Championship, the highest achievement in the game. Advani's talent and determination epitomise the true spirit of sportsmanship," Singh said...
    on Sep 8, 2009 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Press Trust of India

  3. "One is an amateur body, international billiards and snooker federation and another is world's professional billiards and snooker federation. Both should jointly make a strong representation. I believe in the next Commonwealth Games, billiards,...
    on Sep 21, 2009 By: Geet Sethi Source: Times of India

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