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Forced Shot - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Forced Shot

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

A forced shot is a shot that has been considered to be cheating the pocket. This term, forced shot, is mostly used within the snooker world. A forced shot is aimed as such that the object ball will proceed into the pocket on either the left of the right of the center of the pocket's opening. A forced shot is used to either prevent a scratch, or to appropriate set up the cue ball for the next shot when exercising position play.

See: cheat the pocket, cheating the pocket for more on the meaning of "Forced Shot".

Forced Shot - Usage

Hit the side pocket with a forced shot to the left and you should leave yourself with a nice shot on the 10.

Billiards - Forced Shot

  • Title: Forced Shot
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/11/2008 6:25:45 PM

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