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Plant - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Plant

Plant is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

A plant shot is a shot where the cue ball strikes an object ball, which in turn strikes one or more other object balls before hitting it's intended target object ball. Plant is the terminology that is used primarily by the British and in the UK.

See: combination, combination shot, combination on, combo, dead combo, on combo for more on the meaning of "Plant".

Plant - Usage

I've got that plant shot over there. I'm going to plant that 7 ball in the corner pocket off the 5 ball.

Billiards - Plant

  • Title: Plant
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/5/2008 1:40:46 PM

Plant Comments

  1. Joe HarrisonJoe Harrison from Queens, NY on 12/4/2017 4:28:15 PM

    Do you know what is the origin of the term "plant" in the context of billiards?

    I think that it comes from the Spanish word - puente - which means a bridge.

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