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snooker

[ snook-er, snoo-ker ]
/ ˈsnʊk ər, ˈsnu kər /
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noun

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.

verb (used with object)

Slang. to deceive, cheat, or dupe: to be snookered by a mail order company.

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Origin of snooker

First recorded in 1885–90; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for snooker

snooker
/ (ˈsnuːkə) /

noun

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

verb (tr)

to leave (an opponent) in an unfavourable position by playing a snooker
to place (someone) in a difficult situation
(often passive) to thwart; defeat
C19: of unknown origin
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