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Hustler - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Hustler

Hustler is a billiards slang term that is a part of Gambling and Betting Terminology.

Hustler is a term that is assigned to a billiard player who exploits less savvy and less skilled players and other gullible gamblers with the intention of making a financial gain. A hustler lacks ethics in general. A hustler intentionally tricks or misleads others about their true ability. They act less skilled than they really are so that people will gamble a certain way, or so that lesser skilled players are more likely to enter in to a bet with them. Then when they actually play, the hustler plays at their true skill level and wins.

See: hustle for more on the meaning of "Hustler".

Hustler - Usage

You rotten hustler. You'll never play in this town again.

Billiards - Hustler

  • Title: Hustler
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/13/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:23 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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