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Duck - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Duck

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

A duck is an object ball that lies right in front of a pocket that cannot be missed. A shot considered so easy it takes almost zero effort to pocket. An example of a duck might be a ball that is teetering right on the edge of the pocket. Duck may also refer to the action of playing a safety intentionally.

See: duck shot, hanger, sitter, hanging in the pocket for more on the meaning of "Duck".

Duck - Usage

That 2 ball is a duck. He is appearing to be a very good player, but he got lucky that there were so many duck shots off the break.

Duck - Origin and History

The term duck was derived from the phrase sitting duck.

Billiards - Duck

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

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