Meaning of “billiards” in the English Dictionary

"billiards" in British English

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billiardsnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbɪl.i.ədz/ us /ˈbɪl.jɚdz/

a game played by two people on a table covered in green cloth, in which a cue (= a long stick) is used to hit balls against each other and into pockets around the table

billiard
adjective [ before noun ] uk /ˈbɪl.i.əd/ us /ˈbɪl.jɚd/

a billiard table
a billiard ball

(Definition of “billiards” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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billiardsnoun [ U ]

us /ˈbɪl·jərdz/

a game played by two or more people on a table covered in green cloth in which a cue (= long pole) is used to hit a ball against other balls to send them into the holes along the edge of the table

(Definition of “billiards” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)