Take A Scratch - Billiard Term Definition
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Definition of Take A Scratch
Take A Scratch is a billiards slang term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.
In one pocket, take a scratch means to intentionally foul, generally by very lightly touching the cue ball with the cue stick; if you are trying to leave the ball right where it is; or by rolling or nudging it to a more desirable location, but without regard for legally striking a ball and/or a cushion, thus accepting a foul penalty.
See: professional foul, flagrant foul, intentional foul, deliberate foul for more on the meaning of "Take A Scratch".
Take A Scratch - Usage
It looks like Jimmy is about to take a scratch on the 3 ball.
Billiards - Take A Scratch
- Title: Take A Scratch
- Author: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)
- Published: 5/19/2006
- Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:50:02 AM
- Last Updated By: billiardsforum
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