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Draw - Billiard Term Definition

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

Definition of Draw

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

A method of cue ball control which causes the cue ball to move back toward its point of origin after contacting the object ball. This is done by applying backspin to the cue ball by striking it slightly below center. When the cue ball is struck in such a manner with a draw shot, it begins to spin backward whilst it is sliding forward on the pool table cloth toward the object ball. Draw reduces the distance traveled by the cue ball, it narrows the carom angle post contact with the object ball, and it slows the cue ball down.

See: equator, draw shot, back spin, backspin, drawback, draw back, bottom spin, bottomspin, screw, screw back, bottom for more on the meaning of "Draw".

Draw - Usage

He put a little draw on the cue ball to get it to come back toward it's origin.

Draw - Origin and History

Draw was in use by the 1790s, and is thought to be the original of the spin techniques widely understood by pool players before leather pool cue tips were available.

Billiards - Draw

  • Title: Draw
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/9/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:07 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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