anchor shot

noun

Definition of anchor shot

2 or anchor stroke : a shot in billiards made with the object balls anchored

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First Known Use of anchor shot

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of anchor shot was in 1851

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“Anchor shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anchor%20shot. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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