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Hanging in the Pocket - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Hanging in the Pocket

Hanging in the Pocket is a billiards slang term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

Hanging in the pocket describes an object ball that lies immediately in front of the pocket of a billiard table. A ball that is hanging in the pocket is considered a very easy billiard shot which is impossible to miss. For this reason, a ball that is hanging in the pocket would be an obvious choice for an insurance ball. The ball is literally hanging over the edge of a pocket.

See: duck, duck shot, hanger, sitter for more on the meaning of "Hanging in the Pocket".

Hanging in the Pocket - Usage

The 1 ball is literally hanging in the pocket, so you just need to tap it.

Billiards - Hanging in the Pocket

  • Title: Hanging in the Pocket
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 4/11/2006
  • Last Updated: 1/8/2008 7:49:22 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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