Rail - Billiard Term Definition
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Definition of Rail
Rail is a billiards term that is a part of Pool Table Terminology.
The edges or sides of the playing surface or bed on a billiard table or a snooker table. Rails have cushions mounted to their sides, and usually have diamond markings embedded in their top. Many players use the term rail and cushion interchangeably, however, they are in reality, two separate pool table parts.
See: cushion for more on the meaning of "Rail".
Rail - Usage
The rails don't seem to be securely attached, so I'd suggest staying away from that pool table.
Billiards - Rail
- Title: Rail
- Author: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)
- Published: 4/9/2006
- Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:52 AM
- Last Updated By: billiardsforum
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