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Sweater - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Sweater

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

A sweater is a spectator who is most likely stakehorsing the tournament and may also have several side bets on the go. Because of the cash at stake, and the financial risk involved, the spectator becomes a sweater in the perspiration sense. The stakehorse is nervous and is sweating or sweating the action.

See: stakehorse, backer, sweating the action, sweat for more on the meaning of "Sweater".

Sweater - Usage

Look at Jeff, he can't sit still. He must be backing the match. He's been a sweater all afternoon.

Billiards - Sweater

  • Title: Sweater
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 5/19/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:50:00 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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