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Body English - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Body English

Body English is a billiards slang term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

This slang billiard term refers to the useless but nonetheless common practice of contorting one's body while a shot is in play, in the vain hope that that will influence the ball's path of travel. The term is considered humorous in North America. It is derived from the term english, which refers to spin that is imparted on the cue ball by striking it off center.

See: english, helping english, hold up english, inside english, natural english, outside english, reverse english, running english, side english, transferred english, unintentional english, left, right, side, side spin, sidespin, deflection, siding for more on the meaning of "Body English".

Body English - Usage

You can tell he is an amateur; look at the body english he has going on that shot. He thinks it is going to help him.

Billiards - Body English

  • Title: Body English
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/9/2007
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:48:12 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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