massé

noun
mas·​sé | \ ma-ˈsā \

Definition of massé

: a shot in billiards or pool made by hitting the cue ball vertically or nearly vertically on the side to drive it around one ball in order to strike another

First Known Use of massé

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for massé

French, from past participle of masser to make a massé shot, from masse sledgehammer, from Middle French mace mace

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