billiard

noun

bil·​liard ˈbi(l)-yərd How to pronounce billiard (audio)
used as an attributive form of billiards
a billiard ball

Examples of billiard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, there are more modern comforts too, like a basement bar, a billiards room, and a cinema. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 1 Feb. 2024 For entertainment, a lower-level space is outfitted with media and billiards rooms, a 2,300-bottle wine cellar and a full bar. Neal J. Leitereg, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 But John Muir is everywhere in the restaurant, bar and billiards room. Sacramento Bee, 30 Jan. 2024 To continue our bizarro billiards metaphor, imagine that one person plays our game alone in a room for a random period of time. Jeanne Timmons, Ars Technica, 20 Sep. 2023 The famed Baltimore architect E. Francis Baldwin designed several parts of the mansion, such as its grand billiards room. Dan Belson, Baltimore Sun, 16 Jan. 2024 Of course, the environment is made for living outdoors, and for that, there’s a billiards area set up on the wraparound porch, along with an outdoor kitchen and lounge area. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 3 Jan. 2024 Almost immediately after the shooting, in which Takeoff was struck by a stray bullet at a billiards hall as Quavo stood nearby, some accounts posted video of Quavo screaming his nephew’s name and kneeling at his side. Elena Bergeron, New York Times, 18 Oct. 2023 Online players were no longer calling one another into solaria or billiards rooms to speechify about making the world safe for democracy. WIRED, 26 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1580, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of billiard was in 1580

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“Billiard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/billiard. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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