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Dead Rail - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Dead Rail

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

A dead rail is a cushion or cushions on a pool table that is no longer elastic. Dead rail may also refer to a cushion that may simply be coming lose from the rail. Both of these issues can cause balls to rebound with less velocity or energy than normal.

See: cushion for more on the meaning of "Dead Rail".

Dead Rail - Usage

Forget it Jeff. The rail is dead, you are never going to be able to make that shot.

Billiards - Dead Rail

  • Title: Dead Rail
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/6/2008 7:02:49 PM

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