anchor space

noun

: any of eight spaces in balkline billiards seven inches square lying along a cushion and bisected transversely by a balkline in which object balls are treated as in balk

called also anchor box

Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anchor space was in 1897

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“Anchor space.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anchor%20space. Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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