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Meaning of billiards

bil•liards

Pronunciation: (bil'yurdz), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
  1. any of several games played with hard balls of ivory or of a similar material that are driven with a cue on a cloth-covered table enclosed by a raised rim of rubber, esp. a game played with a cue ball and two object balls on a table without pockets. Cf. pool (def. 8).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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