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The glossary contains brief descriptions of most common billiards games, as well as the most commonly used terms in billiards.

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The 8 ball is the last ball that must be pocketed, after pocketing the group (either solids or stripes) of seven object balls. Pocketing the 8 ball early is a loss of game. It is usually black in ...

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Stripes are the striped ball suit (group) of a fifteen ball set that are numbered 9 through 15 and have a solid color scheme.

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Solids, or solid balls, are the non-striped ball suit (group) of a fifteen ball set that are numbered 1 through 7 and have a solid color scheme (the group does not include the black 8 ball).

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Snooker is a billiard game played on a pool table with six pockets. Aside from the cue ball, there are 15 red balls worth one point each, and six balls of different colors: yellow, green, brown, ...

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Skittle is an upright pin, which looks like a miniature bowling pin, or a mushroom-like object, present in certain billiard games. Depending on the game, there may be one skittle, or several, and ...

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In pocket billiards games, "scratch" stands for pocketing of the cue ball. In most games, a scratch is a type of foul.

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In pool games, safety shot refers to an intentional defensive shot, the most common goal of which is to leave the opponent either no plausible shot at all, or at least a difficult one.

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