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bouclée

/ (ˈbuːkleɪ) /
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noun
a support for a cue in billiards formed by doubling the first finger so that its tip is aligned with the thumb at its second joint, to form a loop through which the cue may slide
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Word Origin for bouclée

from French, literally: curled
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