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Holding the Pocket - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Holding the Pocket

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

Holding the pocket is a defensive billiard technique where you use your own balls to effectively block the pockets that your opponent needs to pocket their own balls.

See: insurance ball for more on the meaning of "Holding the Pocket".

Holding the Pocket - Usage

I'm holding the pocket closest to the cluster, so my opponent is basically screwed.

Billiards - Holding the Pocket

  • Title: Holding the Pocket
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 2/15/2007
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:23 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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