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Combination - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Combination

Combination is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

A combination is shot where the cue ball first contacts an object ball other than the object ball to be pocketed. Please note that there is a subtle distinction between carom shots, billiard shots, and combination shots.

See: combination shot, plant, combo, combination on, dead combo, on combo for more on the meaning of "Combination".

Combination - Usage

I'm going to pocket the six ball in the side pocket on a combination from the four ball.

Billiards - Combination

  • Title: Combination
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/8/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:01 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

Combination Comments

  1. GAMouningGAMouning from New Haven, CT on 3/30/2012 8:08:54 AM

    Have you ever heard the term "combinate" used in place of billiard combo shot or combination shot?

    I think it's slang for performing a combination shot.

    For example, "Hey, were you trying to combinate?"

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