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Pockets - Billiard Term Definition

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

Definition of Pockets

Pockets is a billiards slang term that is a part of Pool Table Terminology.

Pockets, in a cue sport context, refers to the six openings of a billiard or snooker table. There are pockets in each corner, and pockets in the middle of each long rail. In a slang context, the term pockets is a shortened term for the game of one pocket billiards.

See: pocket, one pocket, sewer, one hole, pocket apiece for more on the meaning of "Pockets".

Pockets - Usage

What size are the pockets on your new snooker table? Do you want to have a game of pockets?

Billiards - Pockets

  • Title: Pockets
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 5/17/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:46 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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