log in
sign up or:

By using this site you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service

forgot password?

Rain Table - Billiard Term Definition

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

Definition of Rain Table

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

A rain table situation occurs under humid conditions were the rails are springy, the cloth plays slow, and billiard balls pick up a lot of dirt and debris. Generally used to describe horrible playing conditions. It should be noted, however, that both players are subject to the same table, and thus, have the same disadvantage.

See: wet table for more on the meaning of "Rain Table".

Rain Table - Usage

It was the worst. The whole weekend was a gong show of playing on a rain table.

Billiards - Rain Table

  • Title: Rain Table
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 4/12/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:52 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

Rain Table Comments

  1. RayMillsRayMills from Seattle, WA on 1/11/2021 6:58:09 AM

    I'd still like to know how outdoor pool tables are designed to direct rain that enters the pockets, especially with a ball-return system.

    No level surfaces under the slate?

    I'm sure somebody forgets to put on the pool table's cover on eventually!

    It appears that over the last 10 years there is more specialization to the design of outdoor pool tables from metal only.

Submit New Billiard Term or Suggest a Correction

You can suggest a new billiard term and it's definition here. If you are suggesting a correction for an existing term, enter the entire definition as with your corrections incorporated.

upload a photo or document

use plain text or markdown syntax only