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The Black - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of The Black

The Black is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Accessory Terminology.

The black refers to the 8 ball in North American billiards. It may also refer to the ball numbered 7 in most North American snooker sets. This ball is worth 7 points.

See: black ball for more on the meaning of "The Black".

The Black - Usage

You should be shooting the black, since you've cleared all of the other balls in your group.

Billiards - The Black

  • Title: The Black
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 12/24/2007 1:10:18 PM

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