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Dead - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Dead

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

In one pocket, when two or more balls lie sufficiently close to each other that they create either a combination or a carom that directs a ball quite reliably toward a player's target pocket, when hit reasonably properly. Generally a dead ball does not require as accurate a hit with the cue ball than would be required for a normal shot.

See: wired, frozen for more on the meaning of "Dead".

Dead - Usage

Just shoot. It's a dead shot anyway, so you don't have to stress over it.

Billiards - Dead

  • Title: Dead
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 4/15/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:06 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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