pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. A game played on a rectangular cloth-covered table with raised cushioned edges, in which a cue is used to hit three small, hard balls against one another or the side cushions of the table.
2. One of several similar games, such as pool.
[French billard, from bille, log; see BILLET2.]
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