from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A stroke in billiards made by striking the cue ball off center with the cue held nearly vertically, so that the cue ball moves in a curve around one ball before hitting another ball.
French, from past participle of masser, to make a massé shot, from masse, mace (an early form of billiard cue), from Old French, club; see mace1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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