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Jump Shot - Billiard Term Definition

Welcome to the billiard, pool, and snooker glossary of terms. This is the definition of Jump Shot as it relates to cue sports. You can also view the entire billiard dictionary

Definition of Jump Shot

Jump Shot is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

A jump shot occurs when the shooting player intentionally causes the cue ball to become airborne as such that it jumps over object balls or other obstacles which are obstructing the path to the target object ball. Jump shots are executed by striking the cue ball into the surface of the table as such that is bounces or rebounds from the bed of the table. All authoritative ruling and governing bodies deem the action of scooping under the cue ball to propel it in to the air to be an illegal practice.

See: jump, jump cue, jump stick for more on the meaning of "Jump Shot".

Jump Shot - Usage

Do 8 ball rules allow jump shots to be executed?

Billiards - Jump Shot

  • Title: Jump Shot
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/13/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:28 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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