balkline

noun
balk·​line | \ˈbȯ-ˌklīn \

Definition of balkline 

1 : a line across a billiard table near one end behind which the cue balls are placed in making opening shots

2a : one of four lines parallel to the cushions of a billiard table dividing it into nine compartments

b : a billiards game that sets restrictions in scoring caroms according to these lines

First Known Use of balkline

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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