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Thread The Needle - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Thread The Needle

Thread The Needle is a billiards slang term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

To thread the needle is to precisely shoot the object ball or the cue ball through a very tight or narrow pathway to it's intended destination. Just as one must be precise and put a delicate thread through a tiny needle head when they thread a needle, the billiard player must be precise while shooting a cue ball through a small path way.

See: tight, threading the needle, window for more on the meaning of "Thread The Needle".

Thread The Needle - Usage

You have a very narrow path to that object ball, so you are going to have to thread the needle.

Billiards - Thread The Needle

  • Title: Thread The Needle
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 12/27/2007 12:23:23 PM

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