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Across The String - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Across The String

Across The String is a billiards slang term that is a part of Scoring Terminology.

Across the string refers to a makeshift scoring mechanism that uses a wire or string, hung at each end above, or near the billiard table. The wire has discs that are used to represent a winning billiard game for each player. When a player wins a game in a match, a disc is moved from the middle of the string, "across the string" to the shooting player's tally. The discs are literally slid across the strings.

See: wire, on the wire, games on the wire for more on the meaning of "Across The String".

Across The String - Usage

Joe pocketed the 8 ball with grace to win the match, and so they slid one across the string.

Billiards - Across The String

  • Title: Across The String
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/21/2007
  • Last Updated: 10/29/2007 9:47:57 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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