Jail - Billiard Term Definition
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Definition of Jail
Jail is a billiards slang term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.
A player is considered in jail when he or she is on the receiving side of a safety situation where that player is faced with an impossible, or very difficult time of making a legal shot on the object ball.
Used in one pocket, to put your opponent in jail means to leave the cue ball locked up in a particularly confining trap.
See: get out of jail shot, snooker, snookered, hook, hooked for more on the meaning of "Jail".
Jail - Usage
Jeff, you are in jail because no matter what you do, you are probably going to end up fouling.
Billiards - Jail
- Title: Jail
- Author: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)
- Published: 4/16/2006
- Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:27 AM
- Last Updated By: billiardsforum
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