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Containing Safety - Billiard Term Definition

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

Definition of Containing Safety

Containing Safety is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

A containing safety is a type of safety shot which takes place at the mid way point of a safety exchange. A containing safety is not like a typical safety in that it is not meant to place the opponent into a difficult situation with respect to their next safety. Instead, a containing safety is done as such that it does not leave the opponent with an easy pot on. A slow roll up to the pack is a typical snooker situation where a player is likely to utilize a containing safety.

See: safety, safe, safety break, snooker for more on the meaning of "Containing Safety".

Containing Safety - Usage

I hate you for playing that containing safety.

Billiards - Containing Safety

  • Title: Containing Safety
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/5/2008 11:13:45 PM

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