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On The Snap - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of On The Snap

On The Snap is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

In it's simplest form, the term on the snap means to win on the opening break shot through pocketing the game ball. The term on the snap is commonly used in the game of nine ball where a win is attained by pocketing the 9 ball at any time on a legal stroke.

See: snap, break, opening break shot, golden break for more on the meaning of "On The Snap".

On The Snap - Usage

He took the 5th game on the snap to win the tournament.

Billiards - On The Snap

  • Title: On The Snap
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 4/12/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:42 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

On The Snap Comments

  1. Tim JTim J from WI, United States on 12/12/2021 9:49:35 PM


  2. billiardsforumbilliardsforum from Halifax, NS on 12/15/2021 2:01:43 AM


    From the movie "The Color of Money", Carmen (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) says to Vincent (Tom Cruise):

    "On the snap, Vincent."

    Great line, great movie!

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