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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: billard '(stick used in) billiards', from bille 'piece of wood, stick'

billiards

noun
     
Related topics: Other Games
bil‧liards [uncountable]
DGO a 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 table [↪ pool, snooker]
billiard adjective [only before noun]
a billiard table

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