From French billard, originally referring to the wooden cue stick, diminutive of Old French bille (“log, tree trunk”), from Vulgar Latin *bilia, probably of Gaulish origin (compare Old Irish bile (“tree”)).
- (games, UK) A two-player cue sport played with two cue balls and one red ball, on a snooker sized table.
- (games, US) The collective noun for games played on a tabletop, usually with several balls, one or more of which is hit by a cue.
- plural form of
- See also Wikisaurus:cue sport
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