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[bil-yerd] /ˈbɪl yərd/
of or used in billiards.
carom (def 1).
Origin of billiard
1630-40; < French billard cue, equivalent to bille stick (see billet2) + -ard -ard Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for billiard
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  • Ever seen Cinquevalli balancing a billiard ball on top of another one?

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • They had another round and then went to a small bar that had a billiard table.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • So much liquor had been spilled on the billiard table that the balls stuck to it.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • Eldredge's store was closed, but the billiard room was radiant and noisy.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Don't you worry no more about Web Saunders and that billiard saloon.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Captain Eri's calls at the billiard room were few and far between.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Could I lure him into the library—the billiard room—the conservatory?

  • A billiard room in a provincial hotel, where things are bought and sold.

  • Moyne wanted me to slip away with him to the billiard room; but I refused to do so.

    The Red Hand of Ulster George A. Birmingham
  • Do I understand that billiard cues have also taken to hunger-striking?

British Dictionary definitions for billiard


(modifier) of or relating to billiards: a billiard table, a billiard cue, a billiard ball
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for billiard

singular of billiards, used only in combinations.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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