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snooker

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noun snook·er \ˈsnu̇-kər, chiefly British ˈsnü-\

Simple Definition of snooker

  • : a version of the game of pool that is played chiefly in Britain with a cue ball, 15 red balls, and 6 balls of other colors on a table that has 6 pockets

Full Definition of snooker

  1. :  a variation of pool played with 15 red balls and 6 variously colored balls

Origin of snooker

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1889

Rhymes with snooker


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snooker

transitive verb snook·er

Simple Definition of snooker

  • : to trick or deceive (someone)

  • : to prevent (someone) from doing or achieving something

Full Definition of snooker

  1. :  to make a dupe of :  hoodwink

Examples of snooker

  1. <I can't believe you managed to snooker me with that story about being an orphan.>



1925

First Known Use of snooker

1925



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