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Side Pocket - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Side Pocket

Side Pocket is a billiards term that is a part of Pool Table Terminology.

Side pocket refers to one of the two pockets in the middle of the long sides of a pocket billiard table. Side pockets are normally more shallow than are corner pockets because of the angles. (180 Vs. 90) The term side pocket is commonly used in North America. The UK counterpart term is centre pocket.

See: center pocket, centre pocket, middle pocket for more on the meaning of "Side Pocket".

Side Pocket - Usage

I'm calling the six ball in the side pocket.

Billiards - Side Pocket

  • Title: Side Pocket
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/14/2007
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:57 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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