from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or used in billiards.
  • n. See carom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to the game of billiards.
  • n. a shot in billiards or snooker in which the cue ball strikes two other balls; a carom.
  • n. 1015, a million milliards.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the game of billiards.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See billiards.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to billiards


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