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Bumper - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Bumper

Bumper is a billiards term that is a part of Pool Cue Terminology.

The billiard and pool cue bumper is the rubber knob located on the bottom of the cue which protects it when rested on the floor. It also greatly reduces noise. You may hear novices incorrectly refer to the cushions on a pool table as bumpers. These protective pieces of rubber also serve to reduce noise.

Bumper - Usage

I have a pool cue for sale but the bumper is in poor shape. It should be no problem though, since they are easy and cheap to replace.

Bumper - Origin and History

The pool and billiard cue bumper was originally patented in 1880.

Billiards - Bumper

  • Title: Bumper
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/8/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:48:13 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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