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Anchor Nurse - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Anchor Nurse

Anchor Nurse is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

Used in carambole billiards, an Anchor nurse is a technique that is used in a situation where there is one object ball sitting frozen to a cushion, and a second object ball of the same group is sitting slightly out from the same rail.

The cue ball is softly rebounded across of the faces of each ball, causing the 2nd object ball (which was slightly out from the rail) to become frozen, and causing the 1st object ball (which was frozen to the rail) to come to rest slightly out from the rail.

The resulting layout of the two balls is the same as it was before, except that now, the 2nd ball is frozen, and first ball is slightly out from the rail. This allows the 2nd object ball to be in a perfect position to be struck again from the opposite side.

See: chuck nurse, rail nurse, pass nurse, nurse shot for more on the meaning of "Anchor Nurse".

Anchor Nurse - Usage

You can really rack points with the anchor nurse, but you don't need much skill for it. It is a dirty way to score.

Billiards - Anchor Nurse

  • Title: Anchor Nurse
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 10/29/2007 6:26:13 PM
  • Last Updated: 1/1/2018 1:57:55 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum
  • Source: Wikipedia

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