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English definition of “pool”

pool

noun [U] (GAME)    /puːl/
B1 a game in which two people use cues (= long, thin poles) to hit 16 coloured balls into six holes around the edge of a large table covered in soft cloth: a pool table/room/hallmainly US informal Do you want to shoot (= play) some pool? → Compare snooker nounSnooker, pool and billiards
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