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Weight - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Weight

Weight is a billiards slang term that is a part of Skill Level Terminology.

As related to billiards and other cue sports, weight is basically a mutually agreed upon modification to the rules of the billiard game so that players of lower skill levels can compete against each other in a meaningful way. If you are playing someone considerably worse than you at 9-ball, you can set it up so that if they make the 8-Ball, they win. One can either "give weight" or "get weight".

See: handicap, handicapping, wild, wild handicap, wild 8 for more on the meaning of "Weight".

Weight - Usage

Gary, you're a champion. To play you, I need some weight.

Billiards - Weight

  • Title: Weight
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 4/13/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:50:15 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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