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On The Wire - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of On The Wire

On The Wire is a billiards slang term that is a part of Scoring Terminology.

On the wire is a slang term used to refer to the number of games a player has won as marked on a wire. Sometimes it can be used to explain how many games ahead one player is.

See: wire, across the string, games on the wire for more on the meaning of "On The Wire".

On The Wire - Usage

What a dump this pool hall is. They probably keep track of games on the wire above the only pool table they have. Wow, Gary is really doing well today, he's already got 4 games on the wire against Jack.

Billiards - On The Wire

  • Title: On The Wire
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/21/2007
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:42 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

On The Wire Comments

  1. ParsPars from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 4/11/2016 12:32:03 PM

    What does "on the wire" mean in the following sentence? It is from a text about using mobile devices in education.

    Radical disruption and divergent learning is on the wire.

    Could it be the same as this billiards definition of "on the wire"?

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