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billiard table

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
First recorded in 1635-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But he saw at a glance that it was as smooth as a billiard table.

  • So much liquor had been spilled on the billiard table that the balls stuck to it.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • Above the tables were suspended huge lamps with green shades—like the lights over a billiard table, though not so brilliant.

    Chance in Chains Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • 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
  • The little plain they had chosen for their nap was as flat as a billiard table and quite bare of grass.

  • They said he had a billiard table in his house and had hired Jap servants.

    Plunkitt of Tammany Hall George Washington Plunkitt
  • I looked upon his philosophical apparatus merely as toys and playthings, like a chess-board or a billiard table.

    Shelley at Oxford Thomas Jefferson Hogg
  • He smashed his fist down on a billiard table as he made this announcement.

    Frank Merriwell's Son Burt L. Standish
  • It did have a billiard table and ice, and a piano, and M. Fumière invited me to join his friends at an excellent dinner.

    The Congo and Coasts of Africa Richard Harding Davis
  • Also a game played on a billiard table, a variation of pool.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten

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