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Fault - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Fault

Fault is a billiards term that is a part of Game Rule Terminology.

A fault is essentially a foul in various cue sports. The term is used mainly in British billiard terminology. The term fault is used less and less as time goes on, as the more common term, foul, tends to take its place. The WEFP Blackball rules and the WPA both use the term foul in place of the term fault in modern correspondence.

See: flagrant foul, professional foul, foul, deliberate foul, back scratch, miss, miss rule, intentional foul for more on the meaning of "Fault".

Fault - Usage

King Richard lost the billiard match due to a number of plays considered a fault. You are up since Jones' last shot was a fault.

Billiards - Fault

  • Title: Fault
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 12/30/2007 6:06:38 PM

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