Definition of pocket billiards

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Recent Examples on the Web In that respect, high-level croquet is a mix of outdoor chess and pocket billiards. Steve Rubenstein,, "World champ croquet player shows up in Oakland. Mobs do not materialize," 20 Oct. 2019 Snooker is an unfamiliar sport for many Americans — a cousin of cue games like pocket billiards, though played on a surface about four times the size of your average pub pool table. Charlie Campbell / Beijing, Time, "‘To Be Number One Is the Target.’ China’s Ding Junhui Is Taking on the World Snooker Championship," 19 Apr. 2018

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1910, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2019

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“Pocket billiards.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 November 2019.

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