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Skunk - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Skunk

Skunk is a billiards slang term that is a part of Scoring Terminology.

Skunk refers to the state of the opponent who fails to win a single game throughout the whole set.

See: skunked for more on the meaning of "Skunk".

Skunk - Usage

I've been getting so good at pool that I think I'll actually skunk Jim in the tournament this weekend.

Billiards - Skunk

  • Title: Skunk
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/13/2008 9:27:53 PM

Skunk Comments

  1. Frank the SuitcaseFrank the Suitcase from MI, United States on 10/26/2017 6:02:05 PM

    Scratch refers to a shot whereby the cue misses any of your object balls.

    Sewer refers to dropping the cue, regardless of the object ball results.

  2. billiardsforumbilliardsforum from Halifax, NS on 11/1/2017 5:35:53 PM

    Thanks Frank, we've had those for a while. See Scratching (the cue ball) and Sewer (billiards).

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