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: a variation of pool played with 15 red balls and 6 variously colored balls
snookered; snookering; snookers
Verb I can't believe you managed to snooker me with that story about being an orphan.
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NounThat would be one Chester P. Larvae-Smoot, Lord Duke of Underbottom, the demanding but ultimately kindhearted aristocrat who won Rolls-Royce in a game of snooker in 2003. —Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 10 Jan. 2023 The ranch even comes with Cocker’s extensive art and book collection, plus a historic snooker table that once belonged to King Edward VII. —Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 2 Dec. 2022 But, of course, there are others, too, like darts, snooker, and table tennis. —Catena Media, oregonlive, 23 Nov. 2022 In Hong Kong, Baniel Cheung co-founded the children’s snooker school Master Snooker Academy with Marco Fu, who is currently ranked 100th in the world. —Amy Gunia, Time, 7 Oct. 2022 Close by is the home’s formal dining room with its table for 18, a separate snooker room and an oversized live-in kitchen complete with fireplace, dining table and furnace-like electric Aga cooking range. —Howard Walker, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2022 Other honorees included English cricket player Eoin Morgan, former rugby league footballer Kevin Sinfield, reigning world women's snooker champion Reanne Evans, former jockey Ron Atkins and fitness guru Derrick Evans (also known as Mr. Motivator). —Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, 12 Jan. 2022 The Hearns, for the uninitiated, are Barry (the father and President) and Eddie (the son and Chairman) of Matchroom Sport, the company that has revolutionized boxing, darts and snooker in the UK. —Mike Meehall Wood, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 Everyone gathered in the anteroom, which, with its offerings of snooker, chess, table tennis, snakes and ladders, carom board, and a large TV, was the most appealing place in I.S.S.B. —The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021
VerbThe biggest price—and this theme runs through much of Sheridan’s work—is the one exacted by capitalism and the gentrifiers and financiers who snooker the good people who still work with their hands. —Sridhar Pappu, The Atlantic, 10 Nov. 2022 And snooker never really gained sustained traction elsewhere in the world, with top players consistently hailing from Great Britain or Commonwealth countries. —Amy Gunia, Time, 7 Oct. 2022 And as Kim snookered him in that living room showdown, Mike had the cross-hairs of a rifle pointed at Lalo’s chest. —David Segal, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2020 Yesterday, they were supposed to be delivered, the documents by DOJ and they got snookered because the DOJ backed off. —Fox News, 9 June 2018 This past week, Fingerlings were out of stock on Walmart’s website, while parents complained that they had been snookered into buying counterfeits from sellers on Amazon and other sites. —Michael Corkery, New York Times, 9 Dec. 2017 This past week, Fingerlings were out of stock on Walmart's website, while parents complained that they had been snookered into buying counterfeits from sellers on Amazon and other sites. —The New York Times, NOLA.com, 9 Dec. 2017 Last week, Fingerlings were out of stock on Wal-Mart’s website, while parents complained that they had been snookered into buying counterfeits from sellers on Amazon and other sites. —Michael Corkery, The Seattle Times, 9 Dec. 2017 The difference is that Horton was a pachyderm patsy, snookered into pro bono egg-tending by a ne’er-do-well bird, while Glennon will make a cool $16 million this year. —Pat Fitzmaurice, SI.com, 2 Aug. 2017 See More
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