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

  • n. A line parallel to one end of a billiard table, from behind which opening shots with the cue ball are made.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a line across a billiard table near one end, marking a limit within which the cue balls are placed in beginning a game; also, a line around the table, parallel to the sides, used in playing a particular game, called the balk line game.

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