: a variation of pool played with 15 red balls and 6 variously colored balls
Origin of SNOOKER
First Known Use: 1889
2snooker transitive verb
: to trick or deceive (someone)
: to prevent (someone) from doing or achieving something
Examples of SNOOKER
- <I can't believe you managed to snooker me with that story about being an orphan.>
First Known Use of SNOOKER
Related to SNOOKER
- bamboozle, beguile, bluff, buffalo, burn, catch, con, cozen, delude, dupe, fake out, fool, gaff, gammon, gull, have, have on [chiefly British], hoax, hoodwink, hornswoggle, humbug, juggle, misguide, misinform, mislead, deceive, snow, spoof, string along, sucker, suck in, take in, trick
snooker noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Variation of English billiards. It is played with 15 red balls and 6 variously coloured balls. Snooker arose, probably in India, as a game for soldiers in the 1870s. Players try to pocket first the red and then the nonred balls, scoring one point for each red ball and the number value of the others. Snooker refers to the position of the cue ball when it cannot hit a required ball.
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