Helping English - Billiard Term Definition
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Definition of Helping English
Helping English is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.
Helping english is english that transfers to the object ball from the cue ball as running english.
The helping english effect tends to open up, or lengthen, a banking angle.
Helping english is the opposite of hold up english.
Helping English may also refer to the minute side spin (approximately a millimeter or 3/64") applied to the cue ball to assist the object ball off the jaws of the intended pocket.
See: english, body english, hold up english, inside english, natural english, outside english, reverse english, running english, side english, transferred english, unintentional english, left, right, side, side spin, sidespin, deflection, siding for more on the meaning of "Helping English".
Helping English - Usage
Jim applied some helping english to the object ball. Nice shot.
Billiards - Helping English
- Title: Helping English
- Author: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)
- Published: 4/16/2006
- Last Updated: 10/7/2019 12:43:42 PM
- Last Updated By: billiardsforum
Helping English Comments
- Larry Milliron from Spartanburg, SC on 9/14/2019 2:08:31 PM
Helping English is a minute side spin (approximately a millimeter or 3/64") applied to the cue ball to assist the object ball off the jaws of the intended pocket.
- billiardsforum from Halifax, NS on 10/7/2019 12:51:56 PM
Thanks for the update!
I've added your notes to the definition of Helping English.
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