three–cushion billiards

noun plural but usually singular in construction
variants: less commonly

three cushions

Definition of three–cushion billiards

  1. :  carom billiards in which the cue ball must touch one or more cushions three different times plus the two object balls to score a count

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up three–cushion billiards? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!