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Triangle - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Triangle

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

In billiards and snooker, the triangle is a form of a rack device that is shaped like a triangle. Different cue sport games use different sized triangles. The larger sized triangles are used in various pool games, such as 8 ball, and the smaller sized triangles are used in snooker and UK 8 Ball. Ball size is normally the dependent factor in determining triangle size. A larger triangle is used for the twenty-one ball rack for baseball game of pocket billiards. The smallest triangle rack is employed in three-ball but is not strictly necessary, as the front of a larger rack can be used, or the balls can be arranged by hand.

See: rack, racking, re-rack, pyramid for more on the meaning of "Triangle".

Triangle - Usage

Rack-em up. Where is the triangle? The last time I saw it, it was hanging under the table.

Billiards - Triangle

  • Title: Triangle
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/15/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:50:04 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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