[ bil-yerd ]

  1. of or used in billiards.

Origin of billiard

1630–40; <French billard cue, equivalent to bille stick (see billet2) + -ard-ard

Words Nearby billiard Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use billiard in a sentence

  • Longcluse had made up his mind promptly on the night of the billiard-match played in the Saloon Tavern.

    Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • The improvement has come at last, and these streets are now almost of a billiard-table smoothness.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
  • Its water in a general way moves as does a billiard ball when it flies from one cushion to another.

    Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler

British Dictionary definitions for billiard


/ (ˈbɪljəd) /

  1. (modifier) of or relating to billiards: a billiard table; a billiard cue; a billiard ball

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