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Screw Back - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Screw Back

Screw Back is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

A shot where the player strikes the cue ball at or very near the bottom. This causes the cue ball to hit the object ball and then come backwards away from it because of the backspin the shot produces. In short, to produce a screw back one must hit the cue ball at 6 o'clock, with a smooth follow through. This British term is used chiefly in the UK.

See: equator, draw, draw shot, back spin, backspin, drawback, draw back, bottom spin, bottomspin, screw, bottom for more on the meaning of "Screw Back".

Screw Back - Usage

Mack hit the ball below center, causing it to screw back toward him after hitting the object ball.

Billiards - Screw Back

  • Title: Screw Back
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 5/31/2006
  • Last Updated: 12/31/2007 9:49:56 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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