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Pill Bottle - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Pill Bottle

Pill Bottle is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Accessory Terminology.

Pill bottle is another term for bottle. In some cue sports, such as kelly pool, a pill bottle is used to hold and shake numbered peas.

Players draw peas to determine some order that is required for specific game rules.

Pill bottle definition in billiards

See: shake bottle, pea bottle, kelly bottle, tally bottle, bottle, pea, pill, peas, pills, tally balls, shake balls for more on the meaning of "Pill Bottle".

Pill Bottle - Usage

Grab the pill bottle Roger. Robert dropped out so we have to determine order again.

Billiards - Pill Bottle

  • Title: Pill Bottle
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 12/28/2007 7:33:42 PM
  • Last Updated: 10/23/2016 3:12:47 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

Pill Bottle Comments

  1. metromantrametromantra from United States on 3/11/2009 2:01:37 PM

    I am looking for the rules for how to play "Pill Pool", as I knew it in the 1960s in Brooklyn, NY.

  2. Andy MilnerAndy Milner from GA, United States on 8/11/2009 10:16:33 AM

    Can anyone send me the rules to "pill pool", "pea billiards", or "kelly billiards"?

  3. billiardsforumbilliardsforum from Halifax, NS on 8/12/2009 3:34:01 AM

    @metromantra and @Andy Milner,

    Here are the links to the pool rules you are probably looking for.

    For rules on how to play skittles pool, see:

    For rules on how to play kelly pool, see:

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