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pocket billiards

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noun
  1. pool2(def 1).
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Origin of pocket billiards

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for pocket billiards

pocket billiards

noun (functioning as singular) billiards
  1. another name for pool 2 (def. 5)
  2. any game played on a table in which the object is to pocket the balls, esp snooker and pool
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