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Frame - Billiard Term Definition

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

Definition of Frame

Frame is a billiards term that is a part of Snooker Terminology.

A frame in billiards refers to one game of a series of games that make up a match. The frame begins with the rack and break, and ends when one player clears all required balls for a win, a player commits a losing foul, or a player concedes the game. Each billiard match is made up of multiple frames, and each frame is made of at least one inning.

See: match for more on the meaning of "Frame".

Frame - Usage

How many frames did the tournament run?

Billiards - Frame

  • Title: Frame
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/13/2006
  • Last Updated: 9/18/2016 3:30:51 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

Frame Comments

  1. Ron BevanRon Bevan from Luton, Bedfordshire on 5/4/2008 9:53:17 AM

    Why is a frame of snooker called a frame? Where does this usage originate from?

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