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billiard

[bil-yerd] /ˈbɪl yərd/
adjective
1.
of or used in billiards.
noun
2.
carom (def 1).
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < French billard cue, equivalent to bille stick (see billet2) + -ard -ard
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  • The impulse of one billiard-ball is attended with motion in the second.
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  • Straight calculus does provide for such a continuous view of the movement of, say, a billiard ball.
  • It had a well-stocked bar with boxy sofas and a billiard room, and was half empty: a cliché, in other words.
  • On a vast and otherwise empty plane of beach flat as a billiard table, four images are dispersed.
British Dictionary definitions for billiard

billiard

/ˈbɪljəd/
noun
1.
(modifier) of or relating to billiards: a billiard table, a billiard cue, a billiard ball
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Word Origin and History for billiard

singular of billiards, used only in combinations.

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