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Losing Hazard - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Losing Hazard

Losing Hazard is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

Losing hazard occurs when the cue ball is pocketed, resulting in a scratch, after contact with, or caroming off of, an object ball. Losing hazard can be prevented through careful cue ball control, and well though out shots. Experienced billiards players are conditioned to check for losing hazard conditions as part of their shot assessment routine. An inexperienced player will not normally remember to check for losing hazard situations.

See: scratch, hazard, winning hazard for more on the meaning of "Losing Hazard".

Losing Hazard - Usage

I've got that great shot on the 14 ball, but I think the way the balls are laid out, there is a risk of a losing hazard.

Billiards - Losing Hazard

  • Title: Losing Hazard
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/19/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:33 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

Losing Hazard Comments

  1. Alan WattonAlan Watton from Bexhill-on-Sea, England on 1/21/2019 1:57:11 PM

    This term and it's usage sounds Australian to me.

    It makes no sense.

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