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baulk line

US balk line

noun billiards
  1. Also called: string line a straight line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game
    1. one of four lines parallel to the cushions dividing the table into a central panel and eight smaller ones (the baulks)
    2. a type of game using these lines as restrictions
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