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Ball Return System - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Ball Return System

Ball Return System is a billiards term that is a part of Pool Table Terminology.

A ball return system is special feature on some billiards tables that allows pocketed balls drop into a rail where they automatically travel to a box built into the foot of the table. This is most well-known to coin-operated tables, which are generally seen in bars, nightclubs, and arcades.

See: ball return, drop pockets, bar table, gully system, gully table for more on the meaning of "Ball Return System".

Ball Return System - Usage

Does that pool table have a ball return system built in? I just hate having to collect balls from each of the 6 pockets individually.

Ball Return System - Origin and History

Ball return systems have been in use since before the early 1700s.

Billiards - Ball Return System

  • Title: Ball Return System
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/8/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:48:08 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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