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Outside English - Billiard Term Definition

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

Definition of Outside English

Outside English is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

Outside english is english that is applied to the cue ball in the opposite direction that the object ball will travel. For example, if your shot causes the object ball to travel to the right, and you strike the cue ball to the left of center, you are applying outside english. In addition to affecting the position of the cue ball, outside english can be used to decrease throw in certain situations.

See: english, body english, helping english, hold up english, inside english, natural english, reverse english, running english, side english, transferred english, unintentional english, left, right, side, side spin, sidespin, deflection, siding for more on the meaning of "Outside English".

Outside English - Usage

Tim just needs to put a little outside english on that cue ball there to get past that obstacle.

Billiards - Outside English

  • Title: Outside English
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/19/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:43 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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