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Doublet - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Doublet

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

In billiards, the term doublet, or doublette, refers to a shot where the cue ball is shot into a cushion and rebounded to strike the object ball and force it to roll into a pocket.

It has the same meaning as the more modern term double.

Doublet - Usage

You can make that shot with a doublet off the cushion into the 3-ball into the side pocket.

Doublet - Origin and History

"A practical treatise on the game of billiards, etc" by E White, 1807

Doublet e.g. doublet hazard - Hazards made after a reverberation of the ball from an opposite cushion.

"Billiards, by captain Crawley" - 1857

The Doublet (or double) is produced by striking your own, or the object ball against one of the cushions so as to make it rebound to an opposite pocket or ball. Striking two cushions by a double reflection is usually called a Double Double. It is a very useful stroke to know, especially in the winning hazard games.

Billiards - Doublet

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  • Published: 1/26/2017 11:38:50 AM
  • Last Updated: 1/26/2017 11:47:13 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)

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