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Rest - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Rest

Rest is a billiards slang term that is a part of Billiard Accessory Terminology.

Rest refers to either a hand bridge or a mechanical bridge, but especially a set of mechanical bridges used in snooker, english billiards, and blackball. The rest may be used when a player can not comfortably make a shot using his or her hand bridge. It gets its name from the fact that the cue stick rests on the bridge while the stroke is taking place. It should be noted that most British style rests differ from traditional North American rests both in shape and form. British style rest sticks take the form of the spider, swan, goose neck, and the cross. Rests may also take the shape of the rarer and often unsanctioned hook.

See: goose neck rest, cross rake, jigger, swan rest, goose neck, spider rest, hand bridge, bridge hand, bridge, mechanical bridge, crutch, rake, bridge stick, spider, hand chalk, closed bridge, open bridge, granny stick, cross, swan for more on the meaning of "Rest".

Rest - Usage

Where is the rest? I need it to make this weird shot.

Rest - Origin and History

The term rest originates from the British.

Billiards - Rest

  • Title: Rest
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 12/28/2007 1:00:28 AM
  • Source: Wikipedia

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