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Drawback - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Drawback

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

Drawback is another, less common, term for backspin. The word drawback is derived from the fact that by applying backspin to the cue ball during a draw shot, the cue ball draws back toward the shooter. The term is not one of proper english, and thus, is considered by many to be a slang term. Drawback is achieved by striking the cue ball below the equator, which is the horizontal center point. This causes the cue ball to enter in to a backward spin, causing friction, which servers to slow the cue ball to a stop, or cause it to begin a backward roll.

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

Drawback - Usage

He used backspin so that he could make the cueball drawback.

Billiards - Drawback

  • Title: Drawback
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 11/30/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:07 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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