AskDefine | Define billiard

Dictionary Definition

billiard adj : of or relating to billiards; "a billiard ball"; "a billiard cue"; "a billiard table"

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Pertaining to the game of billiards.


  1. a shot in billiards or snooker in which the cue ball strikes two other balls; a carom.


Cardinal number

  1. 1015, a thousand billion by the long scale, a short scale quadrillion.
  • Western (Arabic) Numeral billiard, 1015

Extensive Definition

Billiard or billiards (as a noun, adjective or verb) may refer to:
  • A , a type of shot in cue sports (such as pool, carom billiards and snooker)
  • A dynamical billiard, any of several systems of particle trajectories within a closed reflective boundary, in theoretical physics (contrast this count noun with the mass noun "dynamical billiards", below)
  • Billiard, the (chiefly French) long-scale name for the number 1015 in mathematics (called "quadrillion" in short scale)
Billiards (as a noun or adjective) may refer to:
  • Cue sports in general, including pool, carom billiards, snooker, etc.
  • Dynamical billiards, the mathematical theory of particle trajectories within a closed reflective boundary, in theoretical physics (contrast this mass noun with the count noun "dynamical billiard", above)
  • Nicolas billiards, an obscure French board game invented in 1895, and of no relation to the games above (see its French article for an illustration)
  • Indian (or Nepalese) finger billiards, the board game better known as carrom.
  • Electric billiards, and obscure term for pinball (from the French billard électrique, who today call pinball flipper, a borrowing from English)
billiard in French: Billard
billiard in Russian: Биллиард
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