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Stake Horse - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Stake Horse

Stake Horse is a billiards slang term that is a part of Gambling and Betting Terminology.

A stake horse, the correct spelling is stakehorse, is a financial backer for a gambling situation where the player can not afford to fork up the money up front. He or she may look for a stake horse to back him or her in the bet or tournament, and share in the winnings if the tournament is won. Typically, if the player loses, the full risk of loss is on the stake horse.

See: staking, backer, stake, stakehorse for more on the meaning of "Stake Horse".

Stake Horse - Usage

I can't believe you convinced Victor to be your stake horse.

Billiards - Stake Horse

  • Title: Stake Horse
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/24/2008 5:21:55 AM

Stake Horse Comments

  1. Malone LabeMalone Labe from Seattle, WA on 4/12/2014 12:44:59 AM

    Your definition is completely accurate.

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