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Swan - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Swan

Swan is a billiards slang term that is a part of Billiard Accessory Terminology.

A swan is a type of rest used in snooker, blackball, and British billiards that is similar to a spider in that it's head sits higher due to longer supporting legs, however, instead of a myriad of grooves on the top of the head for the pool cue to rest on, there is only a single groove. The single groove is on the end of an overhanging neck, allowing the shooting player to get to the cue ball with more ease in cases where the path is obstructed by two or more balls.

See: goose neck rest, cross rake, jigger, swan rest, goose neck, spider rest, hand bridge, bridge hand, bridge, mechanical bridge, crutch, rake, bridge stick, rest, spider, hand chalk, closed bridge, open bridge, granny stick, cross for more on the meaning of "Swan".

Swan - Usage

Where is the swan? There are several obstructing object balls, so I want to use it.

Billiards - Swan

  • Title: Swan
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 12/28/2007 5:42:10 AM

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