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Gins It - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Gins It

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

A billiard tournament announcer or commentator might say "and he gins it" after a pool player successfully pockets a very difficult or unlikely (but not impossible) pool shot.

Hear the term in action as the commentator uses it after this pool player threads the needle and makes a difficult shot.


 \ 'jins it  \.

See: ginned it for more on the meaning of "Gins It".

Gins It - Usage

[player pockets the ball, announcer says:] ...and he gins it.

Gins It - Origin and History

The term "ginned it in" in billiards comes from the game of gin-rummy.

In the card game "gin-rummy", where one can win the game by "going gin". You call "gin" when you win in an unexpected manner. This occurs when you have a perfect hand.

Billiards - Gins It

  • Title: Gins It
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/19/2019 5:41:54 PM
  • Last Updated: 1/19/2019 5:50:56 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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