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Burnishing - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Burnishing

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

Burnishing is a process of sealing the pores in the wood of a wooden pool cue. Leather is the most common material used for burnishing the cue. When burnishing, the cue maker or cue owner takes a strip of leather and rubs it quickly back and forth. This causes friction which helps with the burnishing process.

See: burnish, burnisher, mushroom for more on the meaning of "Burnishing".

Burnishing - Usage

What are you doing to your billiard cue? I'm burnishing it so that I can seal the pores in the wood.

Billiards - Burnishing

  • Title: Burnishing
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 12/27/2007 10:20:50 AM

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