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snooker

noun snook·er \ ˈsnu̇-kər , chiefly British ˈsnü- \
|Updated on: 21 Jun 2018

Definition of snooker

: a variation of pool played with 15 red balls and 6 variously colored balls

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Origin and Etymology of snooker

origin unknown


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snooker

verb

Definition of snooker

snookered; snookering; snookers
: to make a dupe of : hoodwink

Examples of snooker in a Sentence

  1. I can't believe you managed to snooker me with that story about being an orphan.

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First Known Use of snooker

1925

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SNOOKER Defined for English Language Learners

snooker

Definition of snooker for English Language Learners

  • : a version of the game of pool that is played chiefly in Britain with a cue ball, 15 red balls, and 6 balls of other colors on a table that has 6 pockets


snooker

Definition of snooker for English Language Learners

  • : to trick or deceive (someone)

  • : to prevent (someone) from doing or achieving something


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