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billiard table

noun
1.
an oblong table with a slate surface covered by a cloth and enclosed by a raised rim of vulcanized rubber, for use in playing billiards.
Origin of billiard table
1635-1645
First recorded in 1635-45
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  • 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
  • And the next room was not big enough to hold a billiard table!

  • There were couches, window seats, cozy corners, and a billiard table.

    A Son Of The Sun Jack London
  • Well, honest, I couldn't order all there was, 'cause you couldn't have got it all on a billiard table.

    Peck's Bad Boy Abroad George W. Peck
  • They said he had a billiard table in his house and had hired Jap servants.

    Plunkitt of Tammany Hall George Washington Plunkitt
  • They do not appear to have any schools here, and only one billiard table.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • He smashed his fist down on a billiard table as he made this announcement.

    Frank Merriwell's Son Burt L. Standish
  • Board-of-Green-Cloth, a facetious synonym for a card or billiard table.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • Also a game played on a billiard table, a variation of pool.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten

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