[ma-sey or, esp. British, mas-ee]
- a stroke made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held almost or quite perpendicular to the table.
Origin of massé
Also called massé shot.
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Examples from the Web for masse
No, by the masse, quod he, thou were on the pyllorie the whyle.Shakespeare Jest-Books;
I saide that massemungers in their masse do committ Idolatrie.
Then followeth the secret, and so foorth all of the rest of the masse.Chronicles (1 of 6): The Description of Britaine
Masse here means, I think, future generations, not this degraded age.The N Plays of Japan
I heare no tydinges, Sir, by the masse, But that cowe-hides are deare.A Book of Ballads, Volume 3
- billiards a stroke made by hitting the cue ball off centre with the cue held nearly vertically, esp so as to make the ball move in a curve around another ball before hitting the object ball
C19: from French, from masser to hit from above with a hammer, from masse sledgehammer, from Old French mace mace 1
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