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Skittles - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Skittles

Skittles is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Accessory Terminology.

Skittles are pins that are used in various billiard games. They stand upright on the pool table, and have various uses depending on the game being played, and that game's specific rules.

Italian and South American skittles generally have a width of 7mm or 0.28 Inches at the round base, and a height of 25mm or 1 inch tall. Although these measurements are the general standard, it should be noted that various games call for larger sized skittles.

Depending on the game being played, different numbers of skittles will be used.

For rules on how to play skittles pool, see:

See: skittle, pin, pins, birilli, birillo for more on the meaning of "Skittles".

Skittles - Usage

How many skittles are in a set of skittles?

Billiards - Skittles

  • Title: Skittles
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 12/30/2007 10:59:42 AM
  • Last Updated: 12/31/2017 11:01:37 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

Skittles Comments

  1. dilligafdilligaf from Toronto, ON on 4/13/2008 6:08:43 PM

    I have posted an article with skittles pool rules, as I remember the game from my teenage years. It details how the skittles and pins are set up and how skittles pool is played.

  2. billiardsforumbilliardsforum from Halifax, NS on 4/13/2008 6:17:50 PM

    Thanks for sharing, and sure, if you have more, please do post it! Thats really interesting stuff.

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