from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. A game played on a rectangular cloth-covered table with raised cushioned edges, in which a cue is used to hit three small, hard balls against one another or the side cushions of the table.
- n.pl. One of several similar games, sometimes using a table with pockets, as in pool.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A two-player cue sport played with two cue balls and one red ball, on a snooker sized table.
- n. The collective noun for games played on a tabletop, usually with several balls, one or more of which is hit by a cue.
- n. Plural form of billiard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A game played with ivory balls o a cloth-covered, rectangular table, bounded by elastic cushions. The player seeks to impel his ball with his cue so that it shall either strike (carom upon) two other balls, or drive another ball into one of the pockets with which the table sometimes is furnished.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A game played by two or more persons, on a rectangular table of special construction (see billiard-table), with ivory balls, which the players, by means of cues, cause to strike against each other.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls
French billard, from bille, log; see billet2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)