a variety of pool played with 15 red balls and 6 balls of colors other than red, in which a player must shoot one of the red balls, each with a point value of 1, into a pocket before shooting at one of the other balls, with point values of from 2 to 7.
Slang. to deceive, cheat, or dupe: to be snookered by a mail order company.
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How to use snooker in a sentence
The worst attack occurred after nightfall on Thursday at a snooker club in Quetta in an area frequented by Hazara Shia Muslims.
In some rooms it is considered fair and part of the game to snooker an opponent deliberately; in others the practice is condemned.
A four-handed game of snooker is in as rapid progress as is reasonably possible.
But snooker, as usual, tried to sneak away, his tail between his legs.Bliss, and Other Stories | Katherine Mansfield
My dear Jimmie, have I changed so much, then, since last we played snooker together in the club?The Message | Louis Tracy
A year ago young snooker had done a month for one of those very trout.Mr. Britling Sees It Through | H. G. Wells
British Dictionary definitions for snooker
a game played on a billiard table with 15 red balls, six balls of other colours, and a white cue ball. The object is to pot the balls in a certain order
a shot in which the cue ball is left in a position such that another ball blocks the object ball. The opponent is then usually forced to play the cue ball off a cushion
to leave (an opponent) in an unfavourable position by playing a snooker
to place (someone) in a difficult situation
(often passive) to thwart; defeat
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