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Nurse Shot - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Nurse Shot

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

A nurse shot is a type of shot that is used in carom billiards games as well as in straight rail billiard games and cushion carom games. A nurse shot allows a player to score significant points due to the placement of two object balls as such that they are close together and one is froze to a rail. The shooting player can utilize the nurse shot by very lightly shooting the cue ball toward the object ball on the cushion, and caroming it lightly so that it just comes back and touches another. The player can do this in replication until all balls are pocketed. Because of the high scoring opportunities of nurse shots, there have been numerous variations of balkline billiards.

See: chuck nurse, nurse, rocking cannon for more on the meaning of "Nurse Shot".

Nurse Shot - Usage

Can't you just use a nurse shot there and score a few points? The two object balls are right near each other.

Billiards - Nurse Shot

  • Title: Nurse Shot
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/5/2008 11:34:35 AM

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