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billiards

noun plural but singular in construction bil·liards \-yərdz\

: any one of several games that are played on a large table by hitting solid balls into one another with the end of a long stick

Full Definition of BILLIARDS

:  any of several games played on an oblong table by driving small balls against one another or into pockets with a cue; specifically :  a game in which one scores by causing a cue ball to hit in succession two object balls — compare pool
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Origin of BILLIARDS

Middle French billard billiard cue, billiards, from bille wooden stick, log — more at billet
First Known Use: 1580
BILLIARDS Defined for Kids

billiards

noun bil·liards \ˈbil-yərdz\

Definition of BILLIARDS for Kids

:  a game played by driving solid balls with a cue into each other or into pockets on a large rectangular table

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