bil·​liard | \ ˈbi(l)-yərd How to pronounce billiard (audio) \

Definition of billiard

used as an attributive form of billiards a billiard ball

Examples of billiard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anything is fair game: Baseballs, Star Wars characters, tap handles, billiard balls. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Mentor couple’s home a haven for creative bottle-openers craft (photos)," 1 Mar. 2021 These small auks — described by some as looking like a billiard ball with wings — live so far north that most birders don’t get a chance to see them. Pamela Wright,, "Flock to these winter birding hot spots around Boston," 23 Feb. 2021 If Earth were no more complicated than a billiard ball flying through space, calculating this number would be easy: just under 1 degree C, Kirkby said. Quanta Magazine, "Cloud-Making Aerosol Could Devastate Polar Sea Ice," 23 Feb. 2021 This wouldn’t be just any other billiard hall, though. Mike Scott,, "Before it became the Pickwick Club, the Crescent Billiard Hall wowed as a pool player's paradise," 30 Dec. 2020 The renovated and updated 1930 English-style lake house has a great room, den, billiard room, four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 4,858 square feet of living space. oregonlive, "Top 10 most expensive Portland-area homes that sold in 2020: ‘More demand over $3 million’," 22 Dec. 2020 Maiklem lifts up a billiard ball-size chunk of white rock that looks familiar. William Booth, Washington Post, "Roman roofing. Tudor shoes. London’s mudlarks find castoff history along the Thames.," 13 Nov. 2020 The neutrons might smash and knock loose protons in a person’s tissue, transmitting momentum like billiard balls, Wimmer-Schweingruber says. Adam Mann, Science | AAAS, "Moon safe for long-term human exploration, first surface radiation measurements show," 25 Sep. 2020 Visit the library, music room or billiard rooms and hear about the decor from the Gilded Age before slipping into the Grand Ballroom for a peek at its opulence. Mary Lou Cruz,, "Calendar: Virtual community, entertainment events beginning Sept. 23," 20 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of billiard

1580, in the meaning defined above

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5 Mar 2021

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“Billiard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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