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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: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 4/16/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:27 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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