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Cripple - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Cripple

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

Cripple is a term applied to an object ball that lies directly in front of, and on the edge of, a pocket as such that it cannot be missed no matter what angle it is hit from. Players may elect to leave cripple balls as is for insurance purposes.

See: duck for more on the meaning of "Cripple".

Cripple - Usage

I just managed to cripple the 4 ball at the side pocket, but I'm going to use it as an insurance ball.

Billiards - Cripple

  • Title: Cripple
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/9/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:02 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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