Definitions

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  • adv. Of the cue ball: (going) into a pocket, after cannoning another ball.
  • n. When the cue ball accidentally goes into a pocket after striking the object ball.

Etymologies

From a reconstitution of (go) in + off (preposition), as used in phrases such as, "The white has gone in off the black." (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Diego Maradona Jr Jr, in-off the time clock and a real American hero

    Leonard Barden on Chess

  • This advantage increased to two frames when an in-off on 38 that Trump should have avoided allowed Higgins in for 62.

    John Higgins seals fourth world title in poignant win over Judd Trump

  • Frame one could have gone either way as Higgins, needing a snooker, forced an unfortunate in-off from his opponent.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan considers retirement after defeat to Judd Trump

  • A jenny is a difficult in-off shot to the middle pocket, usually with the object ball close to the side-cushion; a pair of breeches is a simultaneous in-off and pot red in the top pockets. (p. 19)

    The Sky Writer

  • Half-time substitute Mayuka was fed by Isaac Chansa, before he held off a Ghanaian challenge and on the half turn fired into the bottom corner and in-off the post.

    BBC News - Home

  • Zamora laid the ball off to Murphy and his shot was deflected in-off Kompany.

    BBC News - Home

  • But he went in-off when potting the final green and Walden was soon level after adding the next.

    BBC News - Home

  • Back in 2005, Jones won by executing an in-off for the winning four with the hammer in the

    Winnipeg Sun

  • He made a sharp start, aided by an error from Williams who went in-off into the centre pocket off the black.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • There was a difficult in-off for the winning four with the hammer in the 2005 Canadian final.

    Winnipeg Sun

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