bar billiards

bar billiards
'bar .billiards
n [U]
a type of ↑billiards played in ↑pubs in Britain

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Bar billiards — is a form of billiards which was possibly initially based on the traditional game of bagatelle. The origins of the game are uncertain, yet it has been suggested that there is a link to a traditional Russian game.Bar billiards in its current form… …   Wikipedia

  • bar billiards — bar ,billiards noun uncount a game like BILLIARDS in which long sticks are used for pushing balls into holes on a table …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bar billiards — noun a table game in which short cues are used to knock balls into holes that are guarded by wooden pegs; penalties are incurred if the pegs are knocked over • Syn: ↑bagatelle • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bar billiards — noun A game resembling billiards, sometimes found in public houses, with pegs and holes in the surface of the table instead of side and corner pockets …   Wiktionary

  • bar billiards — plural noun [treated as sing.] Brit. a form of billiards played on a small table, in which balls are struck into holes guarded by pegs …   English new terms dictionary

  • bar billiards — UK / US noun [uncountable] a game like billiards that is played in some pubs in which long sticks are used for pushing balls into holes on a table …   English dictionary

  • bar billiards — n [U] (BrE) a game played mainly in pubs on a special table. Players use cues (= long wooden rods) to try to hit balls into holes on the surface of the table. * * * …   Universalium

  • bar billiards — noun (U) a game played in pubs in Britain in which players use long sticks to push balls into holes on a table …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bar billiards — /ˈba bɪljədz/ (say bah bilyuhdz) noun a table game in which short cues are used to pocket balls in holes that are guarded by wooden pegs, the pocketed balls scoring various points …   Australian English dictionary

  • BAR — 1. n., v., & prep. n. 1 a long rod or piece of rigid wood, metal, etc., esp. used as an obstruction, confinement, fastening, weapon, etc. 2 a something resembling a bar in being (thought of as) straight, narrow, and rigid (bar of soap; bar of… …   Useful english dictionary

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