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billiards

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Other games
billiardsbil‧liards /ˈbɪljədz $ -ərdz/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 DGSa game played on a cloth-covered table in which balls are hit with a cue (=a long stick) against each other and into pockets at the edge of the tablepool, snookerGRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?Billiards is followed by a singular verb: Billiards is played with two cue balls.billiard adjective [only before noun] 🔊 a billiard table
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billiardsTrueman's show was an homage to pub sports-bar billiards, darts, skittles and shove ha'penny.As in billiards, a direct collision results in backward scattering and an off-centre collision results in forward scattering.A naturally gifted sportswoman, she became a proficient sculler, horsewoman, and mountaineer, and even mastered billiards.We had a game of billiards and then went to a restaurant.Reginald and Henry were having a game of billiards.Me and Frank had been playing billiards at the Liberal club, a big chapel-like building on Kenworthy Road.He died at the age of eighty-one while playing billiards in the United Services Club.It hangs, he assures me, in the billiards room of White's.
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