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pool table

a billiard table with six pockets, on which pool is played.
Origin of pool table
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Here on the green cloth of the pool table was his field of battle.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • Rifkin's doors got green cashmere onto 'em like a pool table.

    Potash & Perlmutter Montague Glass
  • Money is lacking, and there is only a feeble conviction of the value of the gymnasium, pool table, and girls' and boys' clubs.

    Half a Man Mary White Ovington
  • It was based upon racial differences, but had been accented when Mr. Schwartzmeister put in a pool table.

    Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

    Finley Peter Dunne
  • The hospital contained a piano, victrola, pool table, and materials for playing all sorts of games.

    Trenching at Gallipoli John Gallishaw
  • He ached from fighting, from dancing, from sleeping on the pool table, from hanging for hours to those darned pintos.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • The pool table shot straight upward, many feet into the air.

British Dictionary definitions for pool table

pool table

a billiard table on which pool is played
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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