anchor space

noun

Definition of anchor space

: 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

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First Known Use of anchor space

1897, in the meaning defined above

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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 26 Nov. 2021.

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