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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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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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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 eight-ball and related games, "open table" refers to the situation in which neither player has yet claimed a group (solids or stripes) of balls. The table normally stops being open when a player ...

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Object ball refers to any ball other than the cue ball, or in a narrower context, any ball that can be legally potted in a given moment.

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Follow shot is a shot in which the cue ball is struck above its equator, in order to cause the cue ball to travel forward after it contacts an object ball.

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A shot in which the cue ball travels backwards after striking an object ball. It is performed by striking the cue ball below its equator in order to make it spinning backwards.

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