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Wild - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Wild

Wild is a billiards term that is a part of Skill Level Terminology.

Description for a handicap in rotation games like 9 ball where one player may give a lesser player a wild handicap such as the wild 8. This means that the 8 ball may go in at any time, even by accident to win a match. This is the opposite of, for example, the call 8. (Where the ball needs to be pocketed in the intended pocket). Essentially, a wild handicap means the ball can be made in any manner specifically without the shot being called.

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

Wild - Usage

You didn't call that shot, and since it was the eight ball, you lose the game. No, I win, since for me, the 8 ball was wild because of the wild handicap you gave me.

Billiards - Wild

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

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