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Baulk Line - Billiard Term Definition

Welcome to the billiard, pool, and snooker glossary of terms. This is the definition of Baulk Line as it relates to cue sports. You can also view the entire billiard dictionary

Definition of Baulk Line

Baulk Line is a billiards term that is a part of Pool Table Terminology.

The baulk line is a straight line drawn from the face of the bottom cushion on a snooker table. It is similar to the head string on a regular pool table. On a cushion, the baulk line is drawn 73.66 Centimeters or 29 inches from the face of the bottom cushion. It can be considered the head string which is actually drawn on the table's cloth. The baulk line is not to be confused with the game of balkline, which is known as a carom game.

See: baulkline for more on the meaning of "Baulk Line".

Baulk Line - Usage

That red that is sitting just behind the baulk line is getting in the way of Jim potting his next shot.

Billiards - Baulk Line

  • Title: Baulk Line
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/9/2007
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:48:09 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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